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Gen. Horatio Gates

 
 
Gen. Horatio Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Gen. Horatio Gates Marker
Inscription. This building was the residence of Gen. Gates in 1778. At that time he was President of Board of War. It was said that the "Conway Cabal" was thwarted here by Lafayette's loyalty to Washington.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.684′ N, 76° 43.884′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Market Street and Pershing Ave., on the left when traveling east on W. Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Marquis de Lafayette 1757 - 1834 (here, next to this marker); Golden Plough Tavern (a few steps from this marker); York (within shouting distance of this marker); York County (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Old Court House here at York (within shouting distance of this marker); The Four Chaplains (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Michael Doudel's Company (within shouting distance of this marker); York County's 250th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
Interior of Gates residence image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Interior of Gates residence

1. Horatio Gates. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. The Conway Cabal. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Gen. Horatio Gates - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gen. Horatio Gates House image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, April 17, 2008
3. Gen. Horatio Gates House
Gen. Horatio Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, April 17, 2008
4. Gen. Horatio Gates Marker
Home of Horatio Gates image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
5. Home of Horatio Gates
Gates resided in the stone dwelling.
General Horatio Gates image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
6. General Horatio Gates
This c. 1782 portrait of Horatio Gates by James Peale, after his older brother Charles Willson Peale, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Horatio Gates, a professional soldier in the British army, fought in the French and Indian War and rose to the rank of major before peace put an end to his advancement. In 1772 he sold his commission and purchased a farm in Virginia. Upon the outbreak of war with England, Congress promptly appointed him a brigadier general in the Continental army.

Gates was awarded a congressional gold medal for his "brave and successful efforts" to bring about the surrender of General John Burgoyne and his whole army at Saratoga in September 1777. But his reputation was ruined by his ignominious defeat at Camden in 1780. ‘Was there ever so precipitate a flight,’ jested Alexander-Hamilton about Gates's hasty retreat. ‘It does admirable credit to the activity of a man at his time of life.’” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Dianne Bowders of York, PA.   5. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   6. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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