Washington at Verplanck's Point Historical

Washington at Verplanck's Point Historical (HM1WP0)

Location: Verplanck, NY 10596 Westchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 14.889', W 73° 57.777'

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By John Trumbull, 1790

The Hudson River and its key crossing site between Verplanck's Point and Stony Point were important and strategic locations for General George Washington and the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Defending the safe transit of troops and supplies at "Kings Ferry", and protecting the critically important military outpost in West Point to the north were paramount to the successful effort of the colonists in defeating the British. On July 16, 1779, General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, who was put in Command by Washington, launched a nighttime attack on the British army and led a number of skilled American forces into battle as they successfully overtook the British outpost in Stony Point, New York. This battle became known as The Battle of Stony Point and had great importance to the morale of Washington's forces.The portrait of General Washington standing with his horse at his side on the hills overlooking the Hudson River in Verplanck, New York was painted by the renowned Revolutionary War artist John Trumbull, and depicts a relaxed Commander-in-Chief in 1782, shortly after the surrender of the British at Yorktown, as he watches over the Continental and French troops marching together in a show of respect and gratitude for the French effort on behalf of the colonists. Trumbull painted and presented
this portrait to Mrs. Martha Washington in 1790, where it was displayed in the New Room at the Mount Vernon Estate for many years. More information on this portrait painting and one of our greatest leaders and First President can be found at www.mountvernon.org and www.winterthur.org.
Eagle Scout Project, Boy Scouts of AmericaPresented by James D.K. McCarthy, Troop 49, Ossining, NY2016
HM NumberHM1WP0
Year Placed2016
Placed ByBoy Scouts of America
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Date Added Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586890 N 4566823
Decimal Degrees41.24815000, -73.96295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.889', W 73° 57.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 53.34" N, 73° 57' 46.62" W
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Area Code(s)914
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 Riverview Ave, Verplanck NY 10596, US
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