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Fort Washington, New York City

Fort Washington... 1776
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The American and British troop positions near Fort Washington can be clearly seen on this map.

Located at 183rd Street and Fort Washington Avenue, this is the highest point in Manhattan, almost 268' above tidewater, and the location where American troops surrendered to the British. It was known as Fort Knyphausen by the British, who then occupied Manhattan for the rest of the war. Remnants of the fort remain, along with a plaque commemorating Margaret Corbin, the first woman to "take a soldier's part" in the American Revolution.


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