New York State Women's History

Fort Tryon Park ...A NYS Women's History Site
Margaret Cochran Corbin
Riverside Dr To Broadway, W 192 St To Dyckman St New York NY

Type: Park

Category/Significance: military

On November 16,1776, while they were stationed in Fort Washington, New York, the fort was attacked by British and Hessian troops. John was assisting a gunner until the gunner was killed. At this point John took charge of the cannon and Margaret assisted him. Sometime later, John was killed also. With no time to grieve, Margaret continued loading and firing the cannon by herself until she was wounded by grapeshot which tore her shoulder, mangled her chest and lacerated her jaw. Other soldiers moved her to the rear where she received first aid. ...learn more>>

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