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

Temple Hill

 
 
Temple Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Temple Hill Marker
Inscription. In 1783, in the “Temple of Virtue” here on Temple Hill, General George Washington ordered officers to gather stories of gallantry and faithful service by enlisted men and to select candidates for the Badge of Military Merit, the inspiration for the modern Purple Heart.
 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 41° 28.304′ N, 74° 3.585′ W. Marker is in New Windsor, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Temple Hill Road (New York State Route 300), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: New Windsor NY 12553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Windsor Cantonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Hut (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The People of the New Windsor Cantonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple
Marker at the New Windsor Cantonment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker at the New Windsor Cantonment
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Publick Building Called the Temple" (about 300 feet away); Freedom Road (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Windsor.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains an image of the Badge of Military Merit.
 
Also see . . .  New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Temple of Virtue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Temple of Virtue
This recreation stands on the actual location of the cantonment's Temple of Virtue. This was the largest building at the cantonment. From here, Washington announced to his troop that the Revolutionary War was over.
Badge of Military Merit image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
4. Badge of Military Merit
The example of the Badge of Military Merit is from the marker. This award became what today is called the Purple Heart.
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
5. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
The marker and above photos are from New York's New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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