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Revolutionary Hastings Needs You!

The Revolutionary War Battle of Edgars Lane was one of the most dramatic events in the history of Hastings-on-Hudson. On September 30, 1778, Continental soldiers successfully attacked a patrol of British-allied Hessian soldiers along the stretch of road that is now Broadway near Edgars Lane. As many as 500 men fought that day, with some 15 Hessian dead, as well as possibly one Continental. But despite the significance of this military success during a dark time in Westchester, the site of this battle in the center of our village is indicated only by two small markers created in the 1930s. Learn more.

Revolutionary Hastings is a new committee formed under the auspices of the Hastings Historical Society. We have proposed an enhanced monument plaza at the village gateway on Broadway and Warburton, near the site of the battle. Six new displays containing substantial historical content will be installed, and we are commissioning maps of the battle and the region, as well as a website and school curriculum materials. A dedication of the new plaza is envisioned for Spring 2019.

The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson has voted to support us with a $10,000 grant, and we have been endorsed by Revolutionary Westchester 250, the Westchester chapter of the DAR, and Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.

Now we need to raise another $10,000 to complete this important project, and we need your help! Please consider donating here or sending a generous tax-deductible donation to the Hastings Historical Society, 407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706, with your name, email and address, earmarked “Revolutionary Hastings” in the subject line, or donate via our PayPal button (below).

We also need researchers and fundraising assistance; volunteers, please contact Niles Jaeger at riverjaeger[at]aol[dot]com

Help us to better honor those early patriots who fought for freedom right here in our backyard!

Revolutionary Hastings
Fred Charles, Andrew Bordwin, John Flack, Davey Jackowe and Niles Jaeger

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