The attack—dubbed the Battle of Stony Point—resulted in heavy losses and even greater casualties for the British. In all, 20 (out of 750) British troops were killed, 54 were wounded and taken as prisoners, while a further 472 unwounded soldiers were also taken as prisoners.
General Wayne—who sent confirmation of the Continental Army's victory via a brief dispatch to George Washington—became one of few men to be given a congressional medal during the Revolutionary War.
The American victory at the Battle of Stony Point was vital in so much as it boosted the morale of the Continental Army, while the British commander at Stony Point, Colonel Johnson, was court martialed in New York City, following allegations that he defended his outpost inadequately.
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