Coram, New York

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  • The Battle of Fort St. George (or Fort George) was the culmination of a Continental Army raiding expedition led by Benjamin Tallmadge against a fortified Loyalist outpost and storage depot at the Manor St. George on the south coast of Long Island on November 23, 1780, during the American Revolutionary War. Tallmadge's raid was successful; the garrison was surprised, and many provisions and prisoners were taken.
  • Benjamin Tallmadge (February 25, 1754 – March 7, 1835) was an American military officer, spymaster, and politician. He is best known for his service as an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He acted as leader of the Culper Ring during the war, a celebrated network of spies in New York where major British forces were based. He also led a successful raid across Long Island that culminated in the Battle of Fort St. George. After the war, Tallmadge was elected to the US House of Representatives as a member of the Federalist Party.
  • Constructed around 1750, the original owner of the Davis Town Meeting House was likely Elijah Davis (1727–1802).
    In 1790, Brookhaven Town's leaders decided to move the seat of local government from Setauket to the more central location of Coram. Starting about 1800, the Davis home served as the location of the annual April town meeting, and hosted the meeting over 80 times, until 1885, when the town was divided into election districts.
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