NYC Honorary Street Names


Margaret Corbin Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Corbin Place
Location:Between Cass Place and the Boardwalk
Honoree: Margaret Corbin (1751-1800) has been an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War. In 1776, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, she accompanied her husband, John Corbin, to his post in charge of a small cannon on a ridge later named Fort Tryon. It was at this battle station that he was killed during an assault by the Hessians. After witnessing her husbandís fall, she courageously performed his duties until she herself was severely wounded, and permanently disabled. In 1779, Congress declared her the first woman pensioner of the new nation. She was buried at West Point with full military honors. (Deutsch)

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