Place where Arnold was wounded. This view is in a narrow alley near the north end of Sault au Matelot Street, in the rear of St. Paul’s Street. At the time in question St. Paul’s Street did not exist, and the water, at high tide, came nearly up to the precipice. The first barrier and battery extended from the jutting rock seen in the picture, to the water. The present alley was then the beach. The circular wall on top of the rock is a part of the grand battery, one of the most formidable and commanding defenses in the world.
Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851)I:199