King's Redoubt

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King's Redoubt (1776-1779) - A British Revolutionary War redoubt established in 1776 in present day New York City, Bronx County, New York. Held by the British until 1779. Destroyed and abandoned by the British in 1779 when they abandoned their outer defense lines around New York City.

Revolutionary War Fortifications North of New York City, circa 1777. King's Redoubt and Fort No. 6 in Lower Right

History of King's Redoubt

A British Revolutionary War fortification established in 1776 in present day New York City. Built as a small redoubt directly between the Harlem River and Fort No. 6. This redoubt was armed with two 9-pounder iron cannons and included a half-stone watch house. Shown on the map above as a small semi-circular fortification with the flat side facing the river and the round side facing Fort No. 6.

On 17 Sep 1779 the half-stone watch house in the redoubt was torn down and the Kings Redoubt itself was torn down on the 18th. A British work party consisting of 1 Captain, 2 Subalterns, 10 Sub-officers, 2 drummers and 172 privates was responsible for demolishing Fort No. 4, Fort No. 5, King's Redoubt and the remains of the stone powder magazine at Fort Independence on 18 Sep 1779. They completed the work by two o'clock in the afternoon.

Current Status

No remains. Map points are approximate and based upon the map above and the location of Fort No. 6 which are also approximate.

Location: Near Kingsbridge Road and Sedgwick Ave., New York City, Bronx County, New York. Map points are approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.87016 Long: -73.90588

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  • Elevation: ......'

See Also:


  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 601.
  • Krafft, Johann Carl Philipp von, Edsall, Thomas H., ed, Journal of John Charles Philip von Krafft 1776-1784, private printing, 1888, 254 pages, Internet Archive, page 73, 75, 82, 94.


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