Washington's Headquarters

Washington's Headquarters (HM12EI)

Location: Wallkill, NY 12589 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 34.648', W 74° 5.127'

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Liberty and Washington Streets, Newburgh

— Historic New York —

? ? ? ? ? General Washington came to the farm home of the Hasbrouck family in Newburgh on April 1, 1782. He occupied the house until August 19, 1783, while his troops were encamped at Temple Hill, a few miles away.

? ? ? ? ? These were trying months while a peace treaty was being negotiated with Great Britain. It was a time of restless inaction for the troops: of discipline maintained with difficulty.

? ? ? ? ? It was at Newburgh, among the General Orders of the Day, August 7, 1782, that General Washington proposed the establishment of the Purple Heart.

? ? ? ? ? Adjacent to the Headquarters is a regional museum.
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HM NumberHM12EI
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
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Year Placed1963
Placed ByState of New York Education Department, Department of Public Works
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 576240 N 4603268
Decimal Degrees41.57746667, -74.08545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 34.648', W 74° 5.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 34' 38.88" N, 74° 5' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1752 Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, Wallkill NY 12589, US
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