Battle of White Plains

Battle of White Plains (HM583)

Location: White Plains, NY 10606 Westchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 1.789', W 73° 46.817'

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British Forces

— 1776 —

Commanded by
General William Howe
Numbered about 13,000
Including Several Brigades.
The Regiments of Foot
Deployed Light Infantry,
Chasseurs, and Grenadiers.

Artillery Batteried and
Light Cavalry Supported Them.

The Hessian Battalions
Under Heister, Rahl, and Donop
Reinforced The British.
Their Grenadiers and Jagers
Were Essential to the Battle.

Back of Marker:
Battle of White Plains

October 28, 1776

The British Assaulted
Chatterton's Hill
With Reinforced 2nd Brigade
Numbering about 7,000 Troops
Commanded by Brigadier General Leslie.
The 28th, 35th, 5th and 49th Regiments of Foot,
Hessian Grenadier Battalions,
And Lossberg Regiment
Were Supported by
Artillery Batteries and the
17th Light Dragoons Cavalry.

Following a One-Hour Artillery Bombardment
They Waded Across the Bronx River and
Charged Up the Steep Slopes
Outflanking the Americans.

The Defenders Were Driven Off the Hill
By Midday, Retreating to Their
Main Lines North of Town.

British Casualties Numbered 276.
They Inflicted Nearly 150 Killed,
Wounded, and Missing on the Patriots.

After the Day's Action
The British Regrouped and Camped.

HM NumberHM583
Year Placed2001
Placed ByCity of White Plains
Marker Condition
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 602534 N 4542783
Decimal Degrees41.02981667, -73.78028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 1.789', W 73° 46.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 1' 47.34" N, 73° 46' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23-99 Whitney St, White Plains NY 10606, US
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nice set of markers in a small park - rather tucked away

Jul 12, 2015 at 11:52am PDT by dianegjohnson

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