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Uzal Knapp

 
 
Uzal Knapp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Uzal Knapp Marker
Inscription.  
The last of the Life Guards
Born 1759, Died 1856
Monmouth, Valley Forge, Yorktown


(Back of monument)
Erected by the Newburgh Guards
Company F.
19th Regiment N.Y.S.M.
June 1860

 
Erected 1860 by Newburgh Guards, Company F. 19th Regiment N.Y.S.M.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1860.
 
Location. 41° 29.876′ N, 74° 0.587′ W. Marker is in Newburgh, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, NY, next to the Hasbrouck House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh NY 12551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Minuteman (within shouting distance of this marker); The Disbandment of the Armies (within shouting distance
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Back of Marker
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of this marker); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montgomery Street Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dedication of Newburgh Landing (approx. half a mile away); Christopher Columbus (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Uzal Knapp. 'Big" Little Britain website entry:
Article from July 6, 1967 Orange County Post about Uzal Knapp. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. A Brief History of the Commander-in-Chief Guards. Brewminate website entry (Submitted on March 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker at Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Marker at Washington's Headquarters
The pillars at the four corners of the fence surrounding the monument contain the names of various Revolutionary War Generals.
Marker with Hasbrouck House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
4. Marker with Hasbrouck House
Uzal Knapp, the last surviving member of George Washington's Life Guard is buried next to Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, NY.
Uzal Knapp image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Uzal Knapp
From Mary and Martha, the Mother and the Wife of George Washington by Benson John Lossing, 1886.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,597 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on January 11, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Aug. 17, 2022