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Fort Washington (site of)

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Revolutionary War fortification where an important battle was fought in November, 1776

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Washington Heights
Infrastructure, Revolutionary War in NYC, Historic Site & Museum

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Fort Washington Park, NYC Parks & Rec
The Battle of Fort Washington Overview
New York State Military Museum Website


Frank Sypher

Where the Americans held back the British on 16 Nov. 1776, thus helping Washington move northwards, escaping the British. Many soldiers where killed and up to 2,000 were taken as prisoners of war. There should be ceremonies there to mark the occasion.

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