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Newburgh in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Headquarters

State Historic Site

 
 
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
The Hasbrouck house served as General Washington’s headquarters from April 1782 until August 1783. He issued the cease-fire orders here on April 19, 1783.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.832′ N, 74° 0.552′ W. Marker is in Newburgh, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lafayette Street and Edward Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Newburgh NY 12551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Disbandment of the Armies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uzal Knapp (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (about 300 feet away); The Minuteman (about 400 feet away); Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montgomery Street Station
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
Gen. George Washington made his headquarters in this house for 16 months, from April 1782 through August 1783, at the end of the Revolutionary War. It was his longest stay at any of his headquarters. This photo was taken from in front of the marker.
(approx. half a mile away); Dedication of Newburgh Landing (approx. half a mile away); Christopher Columbus (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Newburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on July 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Washington's Headquarters (Hasbrouck House). Survey of Historic Sites and buildings, National Park Service. (Submitted on July 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington’s Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Washington’s Headquarters
Washington and a portion of his army spent the last months of the war here, on the banks of the Hudson River north of West Point. He was at this site when he learned of the Peace Treaty with the British, ending all hostilities.
The Disbandment of the Armies image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
4. The Disbandment of the Armies
The "Tower of Victory" commemorates the cessation of hostilities between the United States and Great Britain and the peace that resulted. Bronze statues of Continental soldiers appear on the front and back of the monument, while a statue of George Washington stands in the center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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