Fort Montgomery was the scene of a fierce Revolutionary War battle for control of the Hudson River. Visitors today can tour the remains of the 14-acre fortification, perched on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Hudson. On October 6th, 1777, British, Loyalist and Hessian forces attacked Fort Montgomery and nearby Fort Clinton.
The defending Americans, outnumbered 3 to 1, fought desperately until driven out of their forts at the points of the enemy bayonets. More than half of the Patriot forces were killed, wounded or captured. [Read more…] about Heritage Spotlight: Fort Montgomery, Orange County