Fort Brooklyn facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFort Brooklyn
|Brooklyn Heights, near present day Pierrepont and Henry Streets|
|Condition||Replaced by urban development|
|Built by||British Army|
|In use||1780 - 1781|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War; Battle of Brooklyn|
|Occupants||British Army; US Continental Army|
Fort Brooklyn was a British-built large star fort built to support the occupation of Brooklyn during the American Revolutionary War.
The site was on Brooklyn Heights, near present-day Pierrepont and Henry Streets, about four blocks from Fort Stirling. The fort was 450 feet square with ramparts 40 to 50 feet above the bottom of an encircling ditch.
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