British Grenadiers and Line Infantry in the October 1976 reenactment of the 1776 Battle of White Plains, which occurred during the American War of Independence, from 1775 to 1783.
THE BATTLE BEGINS IN SCARSDALE
THE ATTACK ON CHATTERTON'S HILL PART I
THE ATTACK ON CHATTERTON'S HILL PART II
THE ACTION AT MERRITT HILL
THE ACTION AT MILLER HILL
GENERAL WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL HOWE'S HEADQUARTERS
THE BRITISH ENCAMPMENT IN SCARSDALE
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR RELICS
Outcome: British victory. The American Army blocking the British advance, from Eastchester, was forced to retreat northward, from White Plains.
Command: General Sir William Howe.
Forces: 4,000 British and Hessians troops, from an army of about 14,000 troops.
Casualties: 35 killed, 120 wounded, and 1 missing. Other sources have reported the casualties as falling between 180 and 313, and Hessian casualties at 12 killed, 62 wounded, and 2 missing.
Command: General George Washington.
Forces: 1,450 to 1,600 troops, from an army of about 14,500.
Casualties: 28 killed and 126 wounded. Another source has reported the casualties as 25 killed, 52 wounded, and 16 missing.
The historical Battle of White Plains took place on Monday, October 28, 1776, between a British Army, under the command of General Sir William Howe, and an American Army, under the command of General George Washington. About 4,000 British and Hessian troops, from a force of about 14,000 troops, were engaged in this battle with about 1,450 to 1,600 American troops, from a force of about 14,500 troops. This battle ended with a British victory, when British and Hessian troops, advancing from their encampment in Eastchester, forced the American troops defending Chatterton's Hill (now Battle Hill), in White Plains, about six miles away, to retreat, northward.
BATTLE OF WHITE PLAINS
HISTORIC BATTLE HILL
YAHOO! MAP OF THE BATTLE OF WHITE PLAINS BATTLEFIELD
MICROSOFT TERRASERVER AERIAL IMAGE OF THE WHITE PLAINS BATTLEFIELD
MICROSOFT TERRASERVER TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE WHITE PLAINS BATTLEFIELD
Chatterton's Hill, from Charles Coffin's The Boys of '76, which was published in 1876.
A vintage post card, from around 1910, showing the village of White Plains, as seen from Chatterton's Hill, the site of the Battle of White Plains. The British positioned their artillery on the hill in the center of the photo and their artillery barrage lasted for about an hour.