Revolutionary War Battle of White Plains 4 lb Cannon Ball Very Rare
4# solid shot. 3 in across. Weighs 4 lbs 5 oz. marked in very old white paint, WHITE PLAINS, NY, 1776. Evidence of seam being smoothed, The Battle of White Plains was a battle in the New York and New Jersey campaign of the Revolutionary War fought on October 28, 1776, near White Plains, New York. Following the retreat of George Washington’s Continental Army northward from New York City, British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington’s escape route. Alerted to this move, Washington retreated farther, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failed to establish firm control over local highground. Howe’s troops drove Washington’s troops from a hill near the village; following this loss, Washington ordered the Americans to retreat farther north. Later British movements chased Washington across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Washington then crossed the Delaware and surprised a brigade of Hessian troops in the December 26 Battle of Trenton. Nice seam evident.