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Center of Washington’s Army

 
 
Center of Washington’s Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
1. Center of Washington’s Army Marker
Inscription.
The center of Washington’s Army was located here from Oct. 28 to Oct 31 1776 during the operations around White Plains.
Erected by Act of Congress   May 18, 1926

[ Upper Marker : ]
This mortar and this remnant of the revolutionary entrenchments of October 1776 mark the final stand by General Washington at the end of his long retreat, the abandonment by Gen. Howe of his purpose to capture the American Army and the revival of the hopes for national Independence.
 
Erected 1926.
 
Location. 41° 2.449′ N, 73° 46.068′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on N Broadway (New York State Route 22), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Red Cross in Westchester County (within shouting distance of this marker); Cuba Free (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob Purdy House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob Purdy House (1721) (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Jacob Purdy House
Center of Washington’s Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
2. Center of Washington’s Army Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); White Plains World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers' Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in White Plains.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolution. (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Upper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
3. Upper Marker
Center of Washington’s Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
4. Center of Washington’s Army Marker
Marker in White Plains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
5. Marker in White Plains
The Center of Washington’s Army marker is seen here from the east side of Broadway.
Closeup of Mortar on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
6. Closeup of Mortar on Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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