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Introduction
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Title
Corbin, Margaret Cochran
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Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1829
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Compilation Date (Initial)
May 27, 2009
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Compilation Date (Latest)
May 27, 2009
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Site Worked Last
May 28, 2009
Description
This memorial honors Margaret Corbin (born Margaret Cochran, November 12, 1751) of Franklin County, PA. She accompanied her husband, John, a Virginia farmer, to battle – the Continental army's defense of Fort Tryon, situated in northern Manhattan. The Maryland and Virginia regiment fought unsuccessfully British-managed Hessian troops and on November 16, 1776, her husband was killed in the battle. Corbin, as quoted by James Renner, “stepped into John’s place…firing the cannon with such skill and vigor that she caught the attention of the officers and men…as one of the deadliest gunners….” The plaque recalling this story is situated at the southern entranceway to Fort Tryon Park. Margaret Corbin was permanently disabled as a result of her battle injuries. She died in 1800. Supported today by the Friends of Fort Tryon Park, this remembrance of Corbin, the War for Independence and "the first American woman to take a soldier's part in the war for liberty" was dedicated in 1982. The work was sponsored by the Washington Heights Inwood Chamber of Commerce.
Content
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Heroism
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Common citizen/person
3)
Without Portfolio
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Caucasian
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War for Independence
Design
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Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
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Tablet/Plaque
5)
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
2500-750.1, 2500-750.2, 2500-750.3, 2500-750.4, 2500-750.5
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Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Commercially available
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Fabricators/Builders
Not Applicable
Setting
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1)
Walkway|Street
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Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
4 Satisfactory
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
4 Satisfactory
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
3 Wanting
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
4 Satisfactory
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
4 Satisfactory
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
3.8 Satisfactory (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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Not Entered
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Not Entered
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Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government
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
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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)
40.8594990000
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Longitude (GPS)
-73.9337320000
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Intersecting Street 1
Fort Washington Ave
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Margaret Corbin Dr
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Fort Tryon Park (at 2 o'clock entering from south)
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Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
Business/businesses
17)
Revolution: War/Governance | 1774-1788
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
May 27, 2009
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19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
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
SITE MAINTENANCE: Community Group/Not for Profit -- Friends of Fort Tryon Park.
LEAD SPONSOR: Business/businesses -- Chamber of Commerce, Washington Heights, Inwood.





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