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Hudson Highlands

Hudson River looking north from Trophy Point at USMA West Point

British Capture of Forts Montgomery and Clinton on October 6, 1777

Secondary Sources

Carr, William H., and Richard J. Koke. “Twin Forts of the Popolopen – Forts Clinton and Montgomer, New York, 1775-1777.” Bear Mountain Trailside Museums 1, no. Republished October 2006 (July 1937).

Mills, Louis V. The March of the New Windsor Militia to the Defense of Fort Montgomery October 6,1777. First. Fort Montgomery Battle Site: Published  in conjunction with the 225th anniversary of the battle, 2002.


Fort Montgomery State Park Site Map depicting 1777 fortifications superimposed on contemporary roads and bridges.

Rebel Capture of Stony Point July 16, 1779

Secondary Sources

Johnston, Henry P. The Storming of Stony Point on the Hudson, Midnight, July 15, 1779. Reprint of 1900 version. New York: Da Capo Press, 1971.


Diarama in the Visitors Center at the Stony Point Battlefield State Park

Rebel Fortifications at West Point

Secondary Sources

Palmer, Dave Richard. The River and the Rock: The History of Fortress West Point, 1775-1783. West Point, N.Y.: Association of Graduates, United States Military Academy with Hippocrene Books, 1991.

Rogers, Clifford J., Ty Seidule, Samuel J. Watson, and United States Military Academy, eds. The West Point History of the American Revolution. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. The West Point History of Warfare Series, v. 4. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.

West Point Revolutionary Sites

View of Redoubt 4 commanding and protecting Fort Putnam, the Fort Clinton and the Hudson River chain.

Stone walls of Redoubt 4

Stony Point

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