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Pawling in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Barbecue

 
 
The Great Barbecue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
1. The Great Barbecue Marker
Inscription.
A section of the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War was stationed on the western slopes of Quaker Hill from September 16, to November 28, 1778.
The Great Barbecue Barbecue
Occurred on the hillside across this road.
October 17, 1778
It commemorated the first anniversary of the surrender of the British under Gen. Burgoyne to the Americans at Saratoga, New York.
General George Washington
Led the parade from his headquarters at the John Kane house. Among the officers present were Major Generals Gates, Greene, McDougall, Baron Steuben, Baron DeKalb, Brigadier Generals Nixon, Parsons, Smallwood, Knox, Hand, Patterson, and Wayne. Sky rockets and cannon were discharged in honor of the celebration.

Tablet erected by the Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling
Contributed by the West Mountain Mission

 
Erected by Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling.
 
Location. 41° 33.361′ N, 73° 35.648′ W. Marker is in Pawling, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.1 miles north of South Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located behind the John
Markers Behind the John Kane House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
2. Markers Behind the John Kane House
“The Great Barbecue Barbecue” marker is on the left, the “Fredericksburg 1778” marker is on the right. In the center is the “In memory of General George Washington” marker.
Kane House. Marker is in this post office area: Pawling NY 12564, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In memory of General George Washington (here, next to this marker); Fredericksburg 1778 (here, next to this marker); John Kane House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Great Barbecue (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pawling World War I and Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pawling Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Memorial Trees (approx. 0.6 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pawling.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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