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

Knox Headquarters

 
 
Knox Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Knox Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  
Home of John Ellison, erected 1754 by William Bull for Col. Thomas Ellison. Used various times between 1779-1783 by General’s Knox, Greene & Gates during the Revolutionary War.
New Windsor Town Historian

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
 
Location. 41° 27.329′ N, 74° 2.941′ W. Marker is in Vails Gate, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Forge Hill Road (County Route 74), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate NY 12584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The King’s Highway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ellison Gristmill (about 500 feet away); Vails Gate, N.Y. (approx. ¼ mile away); The Forge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brewster Forge Site
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Edmonston House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camps of 1782-83 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Freedom Road (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vails Gate.
 
Marker on Forge Hill Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker on Forge Hill Road
Marker is located at the Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site in Vails Gate, NY.
Ellison House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Ellison House
The house of John and Catharine Ellison served as the headquarters of several high-ranking officers in the Continental Army. Gen. Henry Knox stayed here four different times late in the war. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates and Dr. John Cochran also made use of this house.
Dining Room image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
4. Dining Room
Gen. Knox and his family took their meals in this room during his stay at the Ellison House.
Ellison house Bedroom image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
5. Ellison house Bedroom
The aides to Gen. Knox stayed in this room when Knox headquartered here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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