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  White Plains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
White Plains is the name of some places in the United States of America:
White Plains, New York was the site of the American Revolutionary War Battle of White Plains.
White Plains is also the name of a British pop group from the early 70s.
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 Battle of White Plains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of White Plains Historic Site : George Washington's HQ The Battle of White Plains was an inconclusive meeting on October 28, 1776 in the American Revolutionary War.
George Washington had withdrawn to the high ground near the village of White Plains.
The battle is recorded as a British victory, in that Washington was forced to withdraw.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - White Plains, New York
White Plains is a city located in Westchester County, New York.
White Plains is home to one of the campuses that comprise Pace University.
White Plains is the home of Westchester County Airport, which takes some traffic from New York, New York.
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 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The White Plains Armory on South Broadway stands on the site of the original County Courthouse where, on July 11, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read publicly in New York State for the first time.
This historical event supports the claim that White Plains is the birthplace of the State of New York.
On April 3, 1866, White Plains became an incorporated village and in 1916, the Village was incorporated as a City.
www.ci.white-plains.ny.us /main/about/history.htm   (204 words)

 * Battle of White Plains - (Philately): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Panes of 25 of the Battle of White Plains stamps were also printed.
The Battle of White Plains stamp and souvenir sheet were issued in conjunction with this show...
White Poppy: U.S. Navy postal code name during WW II for Noumea, New Caledonia...
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 White Plains CitizeNetReporter - St. Mary's Lake to Liberty Park in 300 Years
The County Executive, the Mayor, and five White Plains Councilpersons in bobbing aluminum crafts supplied by Westchester County, glided leisurely on the shimmering lacquer surface of the lake, marveling at the red-gold swatch of autumnal arbors, acted like kids on their first boat ride (in a statesmanlike manner, of course).
The lake was seen as a strategic area during the Battle of White Plains in October, 1776.
Sanders said the lake is deeper on its western White Plains side, with sandbars extending out from the eastern Harrison shore.He observed from his shakedown cruise prior to Tuesday, that the lake has a moderate current at all times flowing North to South.
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 New York Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington's retreat from New York October-December 1776 and the Battle of Long Island 27 August 1776.
The New York Campaign describes the actions and battles of the American Revolutionary War, by which the British forces gained control of New York City and its surroundings in the summer and fall of 1776.
The Americans, led by General George Washington lost a series of battles, took significant casualties, and lost important supplies.
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 John Gray (American Revolutionary War) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The special act was required because the two had not previous applied for pensions or service land grants and Bakeman was unable to prove his service; Gray, while able to prove his service, had only served six months; Fruits had never had any pension.
Gray was born on Mount Vernon plantation, home of George Washington, "hero of the Revolution." His father fought in the war and was killed in the Battle of White Plains.
Gray joined at age 16 in 1780, and was eventually present at the Battle of Yorktown.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Gray_(American_Revolutionary_War)   (288 words)

 Donna on the Side - DyeStat high school track
White Plains is a city that dates back to colonial times and the battle of White Plains.
Today White Plains is a quiet community that not long ago merged its newspaper with surrounding communities because according to some locals "not much happens in White Plains."
White Plains is very fond of sidewalk seating.
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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.
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.
The battle began with a British artillery barrage that lasted about an hour, after which the British attempted to take Chatterton's Hill from the front of the American line, while the Hessians moved on the American right flank, which was on a less steep part of the hill.
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 The Battle of White Plains
After encountering many difficulties from the opposition, Howe finally took post on the heights of New Rochelle, across the road leading to White Plains, where he was joined by General Knyphausen with a freshly arrived corps of German troops.
On the day of the battle at White Plains, Knyphausen, with six German battalions, crossed the Harlem River at Dyckman's Bridge (present head of navigation), and encamped on the plain between Fort Washington and Kingsbridge.
Knyphausen, with Hessians and Waldeckers, moved from the plain along the rough hills nearest the Hudson River on the north at the same time Lord Percy led a division of English and Hessian troops to attack the lines on the south.
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 Cochran Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This historic map of White Plains, dating to October 1776, was hand-drawn by a soldier from Massachusetts just days before the Battle of White Plains.
It shows the area along Broadway (Route 22) from what is now downtown White Plains to the Town of North Castle.
Drawn on two pages of a ledger belonging to a carriage maker in Massachusetts, it is believed to have been made by one of two brothers, James and John Cochran, who were serving in the Continental Army at the time.
www.westchesterarchives.org /HT/muni/whPlains/cochran.html   (97 words)

 White Plains.com: Hotels - Real Estate - History
White Plains ranks 5th in New York State for annual retail sales volume and features major retail establishments such as Sak's Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus.
Early History of White Plains: White Plains was first settled by the Weckquaeskeck tribe, members of the Mohican nation, who called this area Quarropas.
Translated, Quarropas means "the white marshes" or "the white plains." The land White Plains now occupies - settled by New England colonists who bought it from the Mohican Indians in 1683 - has been a focal point in the history of New York State and the nation.
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 Dave's United States Postal Stamp Collection
The battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac during the Civil War, was the first between two iron clad ships.
Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of White Plains in which George Washington was confronted by Lord Howe.
At the Battle of Saratoga, General Gates surrendered what was left of his once proud British Redcoats.
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After the battle, on November 1st, another engagement occurred in White Plains, on Miller Hill, north of Chatterton's Hill, which the American troops had fortified with redoubts, despite most of the British and American gunpowder being ruined by rain, during the night.
On November 5th, the British retreated to Dobbs Ferry, while the Americans burned the village of White Plains, during the night, on the order of Major Jonathan W. Austin, from the Massachusetts Militia, which resulted in his discharge from the American Army.
Signs commemorating the battle are present, along with a map of the battle.
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 The Battle of Trenton - 1776
Winner: The battle was a resounding physical and moral victory for Washington and his American troops.
The effect of the battle of Trenton was out of all proportion to the numbers involved and the casualties.
The American effort across the colonies was galvanized and the psychological dominance achieved by the British in the preceding year overturned.
www.britishbattles.com /battle-trenton.htm   (804 words)

However, before he withdrew from the city Washington prepared fortifications in upper Manhattan and was able to repulse the British army in the Battle of Harlem Heights.
In the Battle of White Plains the British inflicted heavy casualties on Washington's army, whereupon Washington slipped away westward to North Castle on November 1.
Were it not for Washington's skill as a tactician, his courage and daring against overwhelming odds and the inspiration he gave to his troops, England may well have won the War.
www.earlyamerica.com /earlyamerica/maps/map1   (554 words)

 Battle of White Plains
Safety of sorts was found in the hills outside of the village of White Plains.
More books on Battle of White Plains can be found at Barnes & Noble.
Memorabilia related to Battle of White Plains is at auction on eBay.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1283.html   (484 words)

 Hudson Valley Heritage Area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the British claimed the field of battle, they and their Hessian allies may have lost as many as 313 officers and men killed and wounded.
The City of White Plains interprets the Battle of White Plains at Battle-Whitney Park (Chatterton's Hill) with signs and a flagpole.
There are two surviving houses that General Washington used as his headquarters during the Battle of White Plains in 1776.
www.hudsonrivervalley.net /tour/Battle.php   (346 words)

 AllRefer.com - White Plains, United States (U.S. Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The state convention that ratified the Declaration of Independence met (1776) in White Plains.
The battle of White Plains (1776), a principal engagement of the American Revolution, followed Gen. George Washington's retreat from New York City.
Washington briefly made his headquarters (1738) in White Plains at the Elijah Miller House, which still stands.
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 White Plains CitizeNetReporter - Remembering Two Citizen-Soldiers.
The flag was raised and lowered to half-mast in honor and membory of Michael Arciola of Elmsford.
Arguably, the Battle of White Plains was the turning point of the American revolution.
Historical Society is a white marble bust of George Washington — sculptor unknown — that graces a pedestal or prominence here in the Jacob Purdy house.
www.whiteplainscnr.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3314   (845 words)

 Sidewalks of White Plains
Barbara Benjamin of the White Plans Concerned Citizens for Open Space characterized it as an "outrage," urging that the city reject the plan on the grounds of its retail and residential development, though she did say that she was for developing ball fields and soccer fields on the property.
White Plains girl softball players 10 to 18 have a choice of two clinics presented by two top softball colleges in the metro area to hone their skills before Little League, Middle School, and Varsity seasons begin.
White Plains Department of Traffic Commissioner Ted Gammon told WPCNR today that the traffic consultants for the Solomon-Schechter School of Westchester on Dellwood Road to meet with him next Thursday, February 24 at his offices in City Hall to address their dismissal traffic pattern enforcement.
www.wpcnr.com /old/sidewalk/sidewalkarch.htm   (8948 words)

 Battle Of Germantown on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Washington was determined to force another battle in his efforts to defend Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA — The Young Werewolves won the Battle of the Bands presented by Y100 at The Blue Cross...
The Battle of Germantown 1777 in the American Revolution War between the American Continental Army and the British and Hessian forces under General George Washington and Major General Howe...
www.siuk.org.uk /schb/battle_of_germantown.html   (423 words)

 Hiking Silver Lake
Silver Lake was in part the scene of action in the Battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776 to November 1, 1776, during the American Revolution.
Before the Third Action of the Battle of White Plains, Washington had placed his left flank under General William Heath just to the west of the southern end of Silver Lake.
During the Third Action of the Battle of White Plains (October 28, 1776), the British light horse appeared in a wheat field at the foot of Merritt Hill.
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 White Plains CitizeNetReporter
White Plains moves to 4-2 on the 2005 football season and awaits word as to whether they seed as a playoff team or are matched in a play-in game.
Note: WPCNR asked Doris Sassower, a resident of White Plains, and a member of the Supreme Court Bar, and as Director of the Center for Judicial Accountability in White Plains for her thoughts on the nominations of John Roberts and Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
The vitality of the City of White Plains is contingent on the continued excellent performance of its Schools.
www.whiteplainscnr.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3314   (2563 words)

 American Shores - Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850
The engagement on the White Plains, the 28th of October 1776
Faced with a huge force of British soldiery under the command of Viscount William Howe, Washington was forced in the Fall of 1776 to abandon Manhattan for White Plains.
On October 28, 1776, American forces were defeated in the battle of White Plains, fought on Chatterton Hill, and in Greenburgh, nearby.
www.nypl.org /research/midatlantic/topical_revwhite.html   (106 words)

 White Plains Historical Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Situated 25 miles north of Manhattan, White Plains, New York is one of the top suburban office and retail centers in the nation.
event supports the claim that White Plains is the birthplace of the State of New York.
On April 3, 1866, White Plains became an incorporated village and in 1916 the
www.dowslane.org /white.htm   (210 words)

 Combat History Part 3
During this war The Queen's, The Buffs, the 31st, 35th and 57th all served at various times in campaigns against French possessions in the West Indies because the Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, was convinced France could be defeated by cutting off all supplies from her fertile islands in the Caribbean.
Battle casualties were very light but whole battalions were destroyed by yellow fever, dysentery and other tropical diseases.
The 77th fought their first battle at Peripatam in March 1799, forcing Tippoo Sahib an ally of the French to withdraw to his capital, Seringapatam, strongly fortified and built on an island in the wide but waist-deep river Cauvery.
www.2ndqueens.com /combat_3.htm   (1175 words)

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