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 BarbecueOccurred 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 WashingtonLed 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.
Tablet erected by the Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling
Contributed by the West Mountain Mission