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Introduction
1)
Title
Corbin Fort Tryon Defence 1776
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Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1766
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Compilation Date (Initial)
February 23, 2008
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Compilation Date (Latest)
February 23, 2008
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Site Worked Last
May 28, 2009
Description
This monument was developed at the time of and in association with the ceremonies to commemorate the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 – New York State’s combined 300th anniversary celebration of explorer Henry Hudson’s journey up the Hudson River and the 100th birthday of inventor and engineer Robert Fulton’s trip on the same river in his steamboat Clermont. More specifically, the piece evokes, joins and honors, first, the American Continental army's defense of Fort Tryon, occupying the northern reaches of Manhattan, by the Maryland and Virginia regiment against British managed Hessian troops, on November 16, 1776; and second, Margaret Corbin -- Born M. Cochran, Franklin County, PA, November 12, 1751 -- who accompanied her husband, John, to war, and when he was killed in this battle, she took his place, "quietly and steadfastly...with skill and courage, until seriously wounded." (Hall, below, p. 454.) Charles R. Lamb designed the memorial, and it was made by the J&R Lamb firm, New York. The stele monument, mounted on the side of a boulder outcrop at the apex of Fort Tryon Park, in which it is sited, was sponsored by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, founded 1895 by Andrew Haswell Green to protect scenic and historic sites, and by Cornelius K.G. Billings, "a wealthy horseman from Chicago" who built the Tryon Hill mansion and funded the stele monument (Parks & Recreation, below). Supported today by Friends of Fort Tryon Park, this remembrance of time past, of the War for Independence and "the first American woman to take a soldier's part in the war for liberty" was dedicated September 29, 1909.

Content
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Self-sacrifice
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Men and women in war
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Not Applicable
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Male and Female
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Racially silent
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War for Independence
Design
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1.)
Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
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Geometric w/wo pedestal
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Stone/rock and metal
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Average (life-size)
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Inscribed/lettered directly
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Text available, all
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Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
2200-318.1, 2200-318.2, 2200-318.3, 2200-318.4, 2200-318.5
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Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Lamb, Charles R.
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Fabricators/Builders
Known
13.1)
Fabricator/Builder 1
Lamb J&R 
13.2)
Fabricator City
New York 
13.3)
Fabricator State
NY 
13.4)
Fabricator Country
United States 
Setting
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Park/Garden/Lawn/Field
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Land (elevation/depression)
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Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
5 Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
5 Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
4 Satisfactory
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
5 Good
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
4 Satisfactory
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
4.6 Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
Not Entered
5)
September 29, 1909
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Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government , Community Group/Not For Profit
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
Women's History
Demography
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1)
File Number
50A
2)
Town/City
New York
3)
County
New York
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District
Manhattan
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State
NY
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Zip
10040
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Country
United States
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Latitude (GPS)
40.8618070000
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Longitude (GPS)
-73.9328060000
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Intersecting Street 1
Fort Washington Ave
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Intersecting Street 2
Margaret Corbin Dr
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Additional Identifier 1
Hudson Fulton Champlain Quad 2009
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Additional Identifier 2
Fort Tryon Park (base of Linden Terrace)
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Man-made
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16.1)
Citizens/residents
16.2)
Community Group
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Revolution: War/Governance | 1774-1788
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Compilation Date (Initial)
February 23, 2008
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19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
Book/Pamphlet/Text
19.3)
Correspondence
19.4)
Government Materials
19.5)
Website
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Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
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Compilation Technique (Latest)
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
NAME: Margaret Corbin -- Born M. Cochran, Franklin County, PA, November 12, 1751.
DESIGN DESCRIPTION: Geometric w/wo pedestal -- stele.
SITE MAINTENANCE: Community Group/Not for Profit -- Friends of Fort Tryon Park.
LEAD SPONSOR(S): Citizens/residents -- Cornelius K.G. Billings, "a wealthy horseman from Chicago" who built the Tryon Hill mansion and funded the stele monument (Parks & Recreation, below).
LEAD SPONSOR(S): Community Group -- American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, founded 1895 by Andrew Haswell Green to protect scenic and historic sites.
SOURCES: Hall, Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909, p. 384, pp. 443-456; New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Fort Tryon Park web page.



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