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Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Headquarters of George Washington

 
 
Headquarters of George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Headquarters of George Washington Marker
Inscription.  As colonel under General Braddock at Fort Cumberland during the French and Indian War 1755 - 1758 and as Commander-in-Chief of the American Army in 1794
Presented to the City of Cumberland by
James Walter Thomas, L.L.D.; Litt.D.
dedicated April 21, 1921 in the presence of
General John J. Pershing
Commander of American Armies
Major C.E.D. Bridges
Military Attache of British Embassy
Hon. Albert C. Ritchie
Governor of Maryland
Dr. Thomas W. Koon
Mayor of Cumberland
Judge Ferdinand Williams
Presiding Officer
These headquarters, built by General Braddock's men for George Washington, antedate all similar headquarters in the United States. Here Washington acquired the military training which distinguished him as the preeminently great American Soldier.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Slept Here series list.
 
Location. 39° 38.975′ 
Headquarters of George Washington image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Headquarters of George Washington
N, 78° 45.885′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greene Street and Bridge Street. Marker in on the front wall of the headquarters building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington at Will’s Creek (here, next to this marker); Col. Joshua Fry (a few steps from this marker); Riverside Park (a few steps from this marker); Fort Cumberland Trail (a few steps from this marker); Where the Road Began (a few steps from this marker); National Road Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Thomas Cresap (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Interior of Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Interior of Washington's Headquarters
The lighting of George Washington Headquarters. image. Click for full size.
By A. Virginia Decker, 07242009
4. The lighting of George Washington Headquarters.
On July 23, 2009, the City of Cumberland lighted George Washington Headquarters.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,727 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 27, 2010, by A. Virginia Decker of Cumberland,, Maryland.
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