The Battle Of Brooklyn - Smallwood's Marylanders At The Old Stone House - Long Island
Painting - Oil On Linen Canvas
Depicted here is the climax of the battle of Brooklyn, also known as the battle of Long Island, fought on August 27th 1776 during the Revolutionary War where Colonel William Smallwood's Maryland battalion of about 400 men being lead by Brigadier General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) and Major Mordecai Gist. These men are shown in magnificent detail as they are engaged in a masterful, yet desperate rear-guard action to stop the British advance headed by Hessians and Jaegers Corps under De Heister/Von Donop as well as the British 71st Regiment of Foot (Frasers Highlanders). Smallwood's Marylanders made multiple charges with the bayonet near the old stone Vechte-Cortelyou house located on the Shore Road and sacrificed over 256 men. Stirling's stubborn action against over three times his number slowed the British down long enough to buy the remainder General George Washington's force precious time to retreat across the nearby Gowanus Marsh and reach the main Continental Army line (located on today's Fort Green and Red Hook Sections). The Sacrifice of Smallwood's Marylanders allowed Washington's Army to regroup and retreat: escaping across the East River to the battery located on Manhattan Island. The Marylanders were one of the few well-uniformed and equipped organizations in Washington's Army being dressed in hunting-style frocks with Buckskin breeches and armed with "Committee of Safety" Muskets. This wonderful artwork is also available as a signed and numbered limited edition print that is personally inspected and signed by Mark Maritato. Every print includes an individually numbered certificate with historical text. For more information on signed prints visit www.maritato.com
The original oil painting is Available - Please contact the artist for pricing.
March 18th, 2017
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