“I don’t think the British are EVER coming!”

View from Fort Fish at McGowan’s Pass looking towards Haerlem, as artist J. J. Holland inscribes it. You can see Nutter’s Battery in the distance on the left and Fort Clinton on the right, as well as about a dozen toy soldiers in blue tailcoats and shakos. Only thing really missing here is, well, the Pass itself.

This must be about September 1814. Another image lifted from the New-York Historical Society, which labels this a depiction of “McGown’s Pass,” the artist’s own title notwithstanding.

Ned McGowan

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An unswerving crusader for justice.

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