Fort George (Manhattan)

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Fort George (Manhattan)

FORT GEORGE (MANHATTAN). Fort George, in Manhattan, was the position defended by Colonel William Baxter at the northern end of Laurel Hill. It consisted merely of field fortifications (a pair of fleches) during the battle for Fort Washington on 17 November 1776. In this vicinity, the British subsequently built Fort George as part of their Fort Knyphausen (formerly Fort Washington) defenses. Similarly, Moses Rawlings's redoubt, at the northern end of Mount Washington, was replaced by the British with Fort Tryon.

SEE ALSO Fort Washington, New York.

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