The historical Battle of White Plains took place on Monday, October 28, 1776, between a British Army, under the command of General Sir William Howe, and an American Army, under the command of General George Washington. About 4,000 British and Hessian troops, from a force of about 14,000 troops, were engaged in this battle with about 1,450 to 1,600 American troops, from a force of about 14,500 troops. This battle ended with a British victory, when British and Hessian troops, advancing from their encampment in Eastchester, forced the American troops defending Chatterton's Hill (now Battle Hill), in White Plains, about six miles away, to retreat, northward.
One of my fav periods and i went silly with my photo upload this week ... 168 photos of this battle on the website, took me hours to edit and put together so i suggest you get a hot drink and press the button on the slide show and sit back and enjoy.
Rough map of the battlefield and positions
Hessian skirmish and cover
Hessians cross the ford
Behide the earthworks the American forces wait.
Putnam men on Chattertons Hill
Milltia load the muskets
Hessians keep on crossing
Hessians march into position
Moral is high in the ranks
Col Haslet in on watch
Skirmish move into position on the American left flank.
McDougall forms his men
The artillery adjusting the range
British line floods forward
Hessian flags move forward onto the American left.
British line attack the American right flank to cut them off.
The battlefield left center
Reinforcements to the American right flank plug the gap.
Artillery rips - in the flanks on the right.
Withdraw to the rear as cracks appear.
Skirmish shot delays the advance.