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Originally an Indian trailNew York City to BostonFirst traveled by a post rider Jan. 13, 1673making the round trip in one month.First stage route established in 1732.Site of British encampmentBattle of Pelham Oct. 18, 1776.
Bicentennialof theBattle of PelhamOctober 18, 1776
Knapp Chapter, NSDARhonorsCol. John GloverCol. Joseph Read ? ? Col. William ShepardCol. Loammi Baldwinandtheir 750 Continentals.
Their courageous actiondelayedGen. William Howe's British inv…
Nearby on a large flat rocknext to Mamaroneck River,John Richbell purchasedMamaroneck from the SiwanoyIndian Chief Wappaquewam.
Gen. Washington sent 750men to attack 400 Queen'sRangers encamped here inthe pre-dawn Oct. 22, 1776
Built before 1776Oldest house in PelhamHome of Col. David J. PellAmerican PatriotN.Y. State Historical Marker
This housewas headquarters ofMajor GeneralSir William Howe,Commander in Chiefof British forces in America,after the Battle of White Plains,October 28, 1776.
The rugged shore of the Hudson River and the rocky hills north of Manhattan did not encourage early settlement. Patents were issued in 1639 to Jonas Bronck (Bronx) and in 1646 to Adriaen Van der Donck (Yonkers). After the overthrow of Dutch rule i…
In commemoration ofWashington's stand againstthe British, under Howe,near this site duringthe Battle of White Plains.October 28, 1776.
Patria Carior Quam Vita.
Our Union soldiers——- · ——-While Freedom's nameis understood,They shall delight thewise and good;They dared to set theircountry free,And gave her lawsequality.
1861 ? ? —- ? ? 186…
Built by Presbyterians in 1738. Army store house during Revolution. Burned by British 1779. Present building erected 1799.