Fort Lafayette, New York

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Fort Lafayette, New York

FORT LAFAYETTE, NEW YORK. Located on the highest ground on Verplancks Point, the eastern end of Kings Ferry, it was begun in the spring of 1778 and finished in May 1779 as a modest four-gun earthwork. The British captured it on 1 June 1779 in operations conducted at Stony Point, 16 July 1779, and substantially increased its size.

SEE ALSO Stony Point, New York.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Roberts, Robert B. New York's Forts in the Revolution. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1980.

                          revised by Robert K. Wright Jr.

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