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Pawling in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Barbecue

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
1. The Great Barbecue Marker
Inscription.
A section of the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War was stationed on the western slopes of Quaker Hill from September 16, to November 28, 1778.

The Great Barbecue
Occurred on the hillside across this road.

October 17, 1778
It commemorated the first anniversary of the surrender of the British under Gen. Burgoyne to the Americans at Saratoga, New York.

General George Washington
Led the parade from his headquarters at the John Kane house. Among the officers present were Major Generals Gates, Greene, McDougall, Baron Steuben, Baron DeKalb, Brigadier Generals Nixon, Parsons, Smallwood, Knox, Hand, Patterson, and Wayne. Sky rockets and cannon were discharged in honor of the celebration.
 
Erected 1971 by Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Vicinity.
 
Location. 41° 33.254′ N, 73° 35.629′ W. Marker is in Pawling, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Street, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawling NY 12564, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fredericksburg 1778 (about
The Great Barbecue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
2. The Great Barbecue Marker
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In memory of General George Washington (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Great Barbecue (about 700 feet away); John Kane House (about 700 feet away); Pawling World War I and Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pawling Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Memorial Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawling.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker by the Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 10, 2009
3. Marker by the Flagpole
1776 – 1976
This flagpole, a gift to the Town of Pawling from the Pawling Bicentennial Committee, in loving memory of those gallant Americans who fought so valiantly against superior forces to ensure that all Americans might enoy the blessings of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Dedicated July 4, 1976
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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