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Center of Washington’s Army

 
 
Center of Washington’s Army Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1579.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Center of Washington’s Army Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
2. Center of Washington’s Army Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Plains.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of White Plains. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Upper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
3. Upper Marker
Center of Washington’s Army Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
4. Center of Washington’s Army Marker
Marker in White Plains image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2011
6. Closeup of Mortar on Monument
The Battle of White Plains image. Click for more information.
via The American Revolution, May 20, 2021
7. The Battle of White Plains
The American Revolution website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 850 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on January 3, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   7. submitted on May 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022