Jersey Battery

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Jersey Battery (1776-1783) - A Patriot Revolutionary War fortification established in 1776 in New York City, New York County, New York. Captured in 1776, improved and used by the British during their seven year occupation of New York City. Returned to Patriot control when the British evacuated New York City in 1783. Abandoned as a fortification in 1783 at the end of the war.

History of Jersey Battery

Established in February 1776 as a five sided fortification with five guns located south of Grenadier's Battery along the Hudson River. Jersey Battery was connected to Grenadier's Battery by a line of entrenchments.

In April 1776, Jersey Battery, Oyster Battery and Whitehall Battery engaged the British ships Phoenix and Rose.

Jersey Battery was captured by the British in November 1776. The battery was used by the British during their occupation of New York City, renovated and improved in 1782.

The battery was returned to Patriot control when the British evacuated New York City on 25 Nov 1783. Abandoned as a fortification in 1783 at the end of the war.

Current Status

No remains. Described as being located between Duane and Reade Streets west of Greenwich Street.


Location: New York City, New York County, New York.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.71744 Long: -74.01152

See Also:

Sources:

  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 601.
  • Lossing, Benson J., Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution Vol. II, New York, Harper and Brothers, 1859, Internet Archive, page 593.

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