The Battle of Pell’s Point, an important but often overlooked Revolutionary War engagement, will be commemorated through a multi-faceted Encampment, at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site in Mt. Vernon this Saturday, October 19, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
The exciting event features musket demonstrations, militia drill, period crafts and music, and historic children’s games, with dozens of costumed re-enactors portraying the armies of the Revolutionary War. There will also be talks about the Battle and the American Revolution. A 1 PM commemorative ceremony honors soldiers from both sides buried in the historic cemetery. At the battle, fought on October 18, 1776 about a mile from the church, a small American brigade delayed the march of a much larger British force, helping General Washington and the main body of the Patriot army retreat from northern Manhattan to White Plains. Parking and admission are free.
St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site is located at 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon. Telephone 914-667-4116; www.nps.gov/sapa