Robert Magaw Defended this Position

Robert Magaw Defended this Position (HM86U)

Location: New York, NY 10033 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 51.045', W 73° 56.245'

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To the memory of
a brave and unselfish patriot
Robert Magaw
Colonel Commandant of
Fort Washington
who in his own words
"Actuated by the most glorious cause
that mankind ever fought in"
and specially charged with the duty
by General Washington
defended this position
in the momentous assault
November 16, 1776

Born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.......1738
Member of the Committee of Safety......1774
Major of Thompson's Battalion..............1775
Colonel 5th Pennsylvania Battalion........1776
Commandant of Fort Washington..........1776
Captured November 16..........................1776
Exchanged October 25..........................1780
Colonel 6th Pennsylvania Regiment.......1780
Died at Carlisle, Pa., January 7...............1790

The Society of American Wars, Commandery of the State of New York erected this, his only memorial on the field of battle where his services were rendered to the cause of liberty, April 30, 1923.
HM NumberHM86U
Year Placed1923
Placed ByThe Society of American Wars, Commandery of the State of New York
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 589566 N 4522732
Decimal Degrees40.85075000, -73.93741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 51.045', W 73° 56.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 51' 2.70" N, 73° 56' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-13 Magaw Pl, New York NY 10033, US
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