Revolutionary War — Northern Campaign — Evacuation of New York
New York City During the American Revolution, the British marched on the city and directed its evacuation. There was a terrible fire. 1776. September 21.
The Evacuation of New York. Colonel Knowlton led the patriots against the british at Harlem Plains on September 16th. The battle occurred in a clear field where the enemy had lodged themselves behind a fence with bullies. Colonel Knowlton fell nobly on the Harlem Plains and was buried in the trenches of Fort Washington where his remains were left without a marker.