New Windsor Cantonment: General Horatio Gates Program

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Date(s) - 11/11/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm iCal

Edmonston House

When General Horatio Gates was assigned the Edmonston home as winter quarters for 1782-83, he wrote General George Washington: “Your Excellency’s Dog kennel at Mount Vernon, is as good a Quarter as that I am now in”. To please Gates, the senior ranking Major General in the Continental Army, Quartermaster General Colonel Timothy Pickering had to evict Surgeon General John Cochran from the Ellison house. Angered by his removal, Cochran challenged the beleaguered Pickering to a duel… Come visit this Revolutionary War headquarters and meet General Horatio Gates, who was none too happy to be quartered in this house!

845-561-1765 ext.22,  Cantonment

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