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Fort Tryon Park

Margaret Corbin Plaque map_it

  • Location: 190 Street and Fort Washington Avenue
  • Description: Plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 12" W: 18"
  • Dedicated: June 13, 1982
  • Donor: Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights
  • Inscription: MARGARET COCHRAN CORBIN / 1751 - 1800 / DURING THE BRITISH-HESSIAN ATTACK ON FORT / WASHINGTON 16 NOVEMBER 1776 MARGARET / CORBIN WAS WOUNDED WHEN SHE FILLED THE / POST OF HER HUSBAND JOHN AND WAS KILLED / WHILE LOADING ARTILLERY. THE FIRST WOMAN / TO FIGHT AS A SOLDIER IN THE REVOLUTIONARY / WAR, SHE IS BURIED AT WEST POINT. / CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / WASHINGTON HEIGHTS INWOOD 1982 /

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The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently under reconstruction. The fencing and lighting along the pathway will also be reconstructed and upgraded.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

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