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Fort Montgomery

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  Battles of the American Revolution
Battle of Fort Montgomery and Battle of Fort Clinton
Date: October 3, 1777
Between: British, German (Hessian), and Loyalist troops against American Continental Army
Location: Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton in Bear Mountain American Revolution - Battle of Fort Montgomery | Orange  more . . .


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  Battles of the American Revolution
Battles of Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery
Date: October 3, 1777
Between: British, German (Hessian), and Loyalist troops against American Continental ArmyLocation: Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery in Bear Mountain

Click to enlarge sign at Fort Clinton.

Click to enlarge sign at Fort Clinton in the Revolutionary War The sign reads:
Fort Clinton
Oct. 6, 1777, Orange County
Militia Defended this
Post, stormed by British,
On futile Expedition to,
Aid Burgoyne at Saratoga

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Click to enlarge the sign Chaining the Hudson in the American Revolution.

Click to enlarge sign about Chaining the Hudson in the American Revolution The sign reads:
Chaining the Hudson
"Early in the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress realized that if the British controlled the Hudson River, they could divide the rebellious colonies. To prevent this, in March 1776, the Americans began construction of Fort Montgomery above the Popolopen Creek on the west side of the Hudson River. Their work soon expanded to include a second fort, Fort Clinton, on the south side of the creek, and a massive iron chain that stretched across the Hudson River. American Revolution - Chaining the Hudson | Orange  photos, website and more . . .


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Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution.

Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution The interpretive sign reads:
Welcome to Fort Montgomery
"You are standing near the western end of Fort Montgomery:
a Revolutionary War fort built to defend the Hudson Highlands
and protect American control of the Hudson River.
On October 6, 1777, the British captured Fort Montgomery
and destroyed it in the days that followed.

"Trails from this parking area lead to two of the fort's redoubts.
The trail that passes beneath the highway will take you to
the Fort Montgomery visitor center and Fort Montgomery's
remains where interpretive signs will help you understand
the history of the fort and the battle."

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  Click to enlarge photo of Fort Montgomery Chain.

Click to enlarge photo of Fort Montgomery Chain The sign reads:
"Drawing of the chain and its log floats stretched across the Hudson River at Fort Montgomery, January 7, 1777. After the British destroyed the Fort Montgomery chain, the Americans created an even bigger chain at West Point, which was never challenged by the enemy. Courtesy of the West Point Museum Collection, United States Military Academy."

Press blue button to learn more about the American Revolution in the Hudson Valley. American Revolution - Fort Montgomery Chain | Orange  website and more . . .


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Click sign at the Fort Montgomery West Redoubt.

Click to enlarge photo of Sign at Fort Montgomery West Redoubt. The sign reads:
Fort Montgomery's West Redoubt
"Fort Montgomery's West Redoubt was one of three strong points built to defend the fort from an overland attack. New York State's Governor, Brigadier General George Clinton, commanded Fort Montgomery during the battle on October 6, 1777. Clinton ordered his men into the fort's three redoubts, where they were attacked by 900 British and Loyalist soldiers. After mounting a brave resistance, the Americans were driven from the redoubts and were forced to abandon the fort."

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Click to enlarge trail marker for the Historic 1777 & 1779 American Revolution Trail.

Click to enlarge photo of Historic 1777 & 1779 American Revolution Trail marker. The sign reads:
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
"You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War.
American Revolution - Historic Trail of 1777 & 1779 | Orange  website and more . . .


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  Click to enlarge photo of Map of Hudson River Chain.

Click to enlarge photo of Chaining The Hudson map
The sign reads:
"A portion of the Fort Montgomery chain was origninally constructed to block the Richelieu River. It was carried far to the north only to return south when the American invasion of Canada failed in early 1776. The Americans considered using it at Fort Ticonderoga to block Lake Champlain, but chose instead to return it to the Hudson River to become part of the Fort Montgomery chain." American Revolution - Map of Hudson River Chain | Orange  website and more . . .


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  Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Creek from Bear Mountain Bridge.

Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Creek from the Bear Mountain Bridge The Bear Mountain Bridge offers spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. The bridge's roadway has eight-foot-wide shoulders for pedestrians and cyclists and incorporates the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail. Crossing the bridge on foot offers magnificent views, wonderful photo opportunities, and an invigorating walk.

On the walkway facing northeast, you can see 3 bridges from the Bear Mountain Bridge: the Popolopen Suspension Bridge, the Popolopen Creek Suspension Footbridge, and the train tracks. These bridges cross Popolopen Creek. Popolopen Creek at Bear Mountain  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Orange  more . . .


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Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Suspension Footbridge.

Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Suspension Footbridge Popolopen Creek
Popolopen Creek is a stream, mostly fed by Lake Popolopen, Stillwell Lake, and Weyant's Pond, that drains into the Hudson River. In 2002, New York's Governor George Pataki, dedicated a long suspension footbridge that spans Popolopen Creek. The footbridge connects the trail between the twin forts of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, carrying the Appalachian Trail across Popolopen Creek. Popolopen Suspension Footbridge  "Fort Montgomery" | Orange  more . . .


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Fort Montgomery

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