"The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours."

"The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours." (HM7IE)

Location: Stony Point, NY 10980 Rockland County
Buy New York State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 41° 14.482', W 73° 58.363'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
You are now inside the remains of the Upper Works. Within 15 minutes of each other, the two columns of American Light Infantry converged on the flanks of these fortifications. Lieutenant Colonel Francois de Fleury, a French engineer and professional soldier serving in the Continental Army, was the first man into the Upper Works, and, upon entering the Flagstaff Battery, struck the enemy colors. Later, de Fleury became the only European to receive a medal from Congress during the Revolutionary War, awarded to him for his bravery at Stony Point.

"A little small arm firing and considerable bayoneting closed the scene exactly at one o'clock," wrote Captain Henry Champion. An hour later, at 2 A.M., General Wayne, who had been grazed in the head by a musket ball, wrote to General Washington: "The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours. Our Officers and men behaved like men who are determined to be free."

Fifteen Americans and 20 British soldiers died in the battle. Among the dead was Captain Francis Tew of the British 17th Regiment, killed by musket fire after he had returned from the outer defenses in a vain attempt to rally his men. Only two officers, Lieutenant John Roberts of the Royal Artillery, and Captain Lawrence Robert Campbell of the 71st Highland Regiment, managed to escape to British ships offshore. The remainder of the garrison surrendered to the Americans.
HM NumberHM7IE
Placed ByStony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586080 N 4566060
Decimal Degrees41.24136667, -73.97271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.482', W 73° 58.363'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 28.92" N, 73° 58' 21.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point NY 10980, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?