Fort Bunker Hill (2)
Fort Bunker Hill (2) (1776-1783) - A Revolutionary War fortification established first as Independent Battery in 1776 in present day New York City, New York County, New York. Renamed Fort Bunker Hill upon completion after the hill it was upon (actually Bayard's Hill). Captured by the British in the 1776 Patriot loss of New York City. Returned to Patriot control in 1783 with the British evacuation of New York City. Abandoned as a fortification in 1783 at the end of the war. Also known as Independent Battery and Bayard's Hill Redoubt
History of Fort Bunker Hill
Established by 16 Apr 1776 as Independent Battery on Bunker Hill (actually Bayard's Hill). A large fortification with sod-banked earthworks batteries armed with nine 8-pounders, four 3-pounders and six royal cohorns and mortars.
Fort Bunker Hill was captured by the British in the November 1776 Patriot loss of New York City and incorporated into the British defenses. It was returned to Patriot control on 25 Nov 1783 with the British evacuation of New York City.
Fort Bunker Hill was abandoned as a fortification in 1783 at the end of the war.
No remains, said to have been within the blocks enclosed by Centre Street, Mott Street, Broome Street and Grand Street.