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Nov 3, 2005

Mapping The Redcoats' Path

Using old maps, ship logs, and other information, a joint team is attempting to chart the course the British took on a five-mile path to assault the city of Kingston, New York during the Revolutionary War. In early October, 1777, the British army pursued American rebels through Kingston, which was then the capital of New York, burning much of the city during the attack. Station WSTM reports that the City of Kingston and the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have joined forces to map the route of the invading army with the hope of mapping the trail as part of a tourism project.