Waterbury's Battery

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Waterbury's Battery (1776-1776) - A Patriot Revolutionary War fortification established in 1776 in New York City, New York County, New York. Captured by the British in 1776 but not used by them. Returned to Patriot control in 1783 with the British evacuation of New York City. Abandoned as a fortification in 1776.

History of Waterbury's Battery

A Revolutionary War fortification established in the spring of 1776 in New York City, New York County, New York. Waterbury's Battery was built as an irregular work, armed with 7 guns. Captured by the British in 1776 invasion of New York City but not used by them during the occupation.

The site was returned to Patriot control in 1783 with the British evacuation of New York City.

Current Status

No remains. Said to be located at the intersection of Catherine Street and Cherry Street in New York City.


Location: Catherine Street and Cherry Street in New York City, New York County, New York.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.71016 Long: -73.9965

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 604.
  • 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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