H E A D Q U A R T E R S -
at Morristown, NJ - 1779 1780
and many other sites thereafter . . .
M O R R I S T O W N ' S GEORGE WASHINGTON HQ 1779-1780 THE FORD MANSION
The artist should have selected 'white' - this is not brick!
A 1930's Milton Bradley Puzzle -
The Ford Mansion was built : 1772-1774.
The Dec. 1 1779- June 10, 1780 ARMY HEADQUARTERS
AT MORRISTOWN, NJ
[ George Washington and John Parke Custis passed this way via the King's Highway in
May of 1773, when they traveled from Lord Sterling's Manor House in Basking Ridge to Mt. Kemble, to ElizabethTown and to New York, when this, the Ford home was under construction. Six years later, George and Martha would live here and use it as the Continental Army headquarters during the worst winter..
In New York in those days of the Tea Act, George Washington met and had tea with his old French and Indian War friend, the Governor of Massachusetts, General Gage - who would be his opponent "eyeball to eyeball" at Boston in the upcoming war, which would become "hot" two years later, in 1775. ]
Benedict Arnold's first trial was held at Norres Tavern on Spring Street Morristown.
"The Worst Winter" was 1780 at Morristown, NJ
IMAGES OF GW HEADQUARTERS at MORRISTOWN, NJ 1779-80
FRONT OF FORD-MANSION-HQ
News from The Marquis de La Fayette brought hope of strong allied aid from France.
[ Photo 1906 ]
KITCHEN with a "walk in fireplace" - 1931 Photo
Dec.1779 - May 1780
The Office - Maps, Maps, Maps, Correspondence, Hamilton, LaFayette, etc.
THE ARMY WAS AT "JOCKEY HOLLOW"
IN THE WORST SNOWS OF THE WAR
made worse by "WILD MONEY INFLATION" and unpaid soldiers . . .
Morristown, NJ 1779 - 1780 The busy "back door" The night fighter
BUSY REAR OF MORRISTOWN FORD-HQ-OFFICES
Night fighter, Siege Master and Spy Master
Photo is from a dark version of a sharper PHOTO by Jim DelGiudice, of the Morristown-HQ sculpture by Frederick G. R. Roth (born 1872 - died 1944). The sculpture was commissioned by Miss Ellen M. Clark of Fairacres. The statue was cast in Florence, Italy - dedicated October 19, 1928 and pedestal was designed by architect Edward R. 'Bossange. "Thanks" to Virginia Bostick of the Morris County Library.
The dormer windows were added and later removed !
M O R R I S T O W N
- New Jersey
- Dec 1, 1779 - June 10, 1780
The Worst Winter !
HQ aides shared with the Jacob Ford family.
Brigades were at
- June 11 - July 29, 1780 and
- October 8 - Nov 27, 1780
PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - "PREAKNESS"
VISIT PREAKNESS PASSAIC COUNTY:
THE DEY MANSION HQ, Wayne, NJ - SUMMER AND FALL OF 1780
1780 - New York - Peekskill - August 6, 1780 - Clarkstown - August 7, 1780 - Orangetown - August 8, 1780 - New Jersey - Near Fort Lee - August 19, 1780 - Near
- August 25, 1780 Zabrinskie's River Edge - Near Fort Lee - August 31, 1780 - Englewood - September 3, 1780 Liberty Pole Tavern - Kendekemack - Sep 4 - Sep 6, 1780 - New Bridge - September 17, 1780 Joshua Hett Smith's - Connecticut - Hartford - September 20, 1780 - Litchfield - September 23, 1780 Oliver Wolcott's - New York - Fishkill - September 24, 1780 Wharton's - West Point - September 25, 1780 - Tappan -Sep 28 - Oct 6, 1780 De Windt House
Tappan - Where Andre was tried for spying . . .
DeWindt House - HQ Sept 28 - October 6, 1780 at TAPPAN, NY
1780 - New Jersey - Preakness
- Oct 8 - Nov 27, 1780 Dey Mansion - New York - New Windsor - Nov 28, 1780 -
(Mar 2, 1781)
Governor Jonathan Trumbull House - and
The War Office - and
The Wadsworth Stable
1781 - New York - New Windsor - (Nov 28, 1780) - Mar 2, 1781 William Ellison's - Rhode Island - Newport - March 6 - 13, 1781 Vernon House - Providence - March 14 - 15, 1781 Jabez Brown's - New York - New Windsor - March 20 - May 18, 1781 William Ellison's - Fishkill 43 mi. away - May 18, 1781 Morgan's Tavern - Connecticut - Wethersfield - May 19 - 24, 1781 Webb House - New York - New Windsor - May 25 - June 24, 1781 William Ellison's - Peekskill - June 24, 1781 - Valentine's Hill - July 1, 1781 - Dobb's Ferry - July 6, 1781 - No. end of
N. York Island
- July 18, 1781 - Bronx - July 23, 1781 Van Courtlandt Mansion - near Dobbs Ferry - July 25 - Aug 3, 1781 - Haverstraw - August 20, 1781 Udny Hay's - King's Ferry - August 21 - 23, 1781 - Haverstraw - August 24, 1781 - King's Ferry - August 25, 1781 - New Jersey - Ramapo - August 26, 1781 - Montville (army) - August 27, 1781 Doremus House - Chatham - August 27 - 28, 1781 - N. Brunswick & Trenton - August 29, 1781 -Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - August 31, 1781 Robert Morris' House
GW, as presented by William Sommerfield & welcomed by Audrey Doremus.
Photo by DAWN BENKO Daily Record
DOREMUS HOUSE MONTVILLE, NJ - 1781 GAVE GEORGE WASHINGTON
"SLEEP ALONG THE WAY" TO OUR ARMY AND THE FRENCH ARMY AND NAVY BROUGHT VICTORY - AT YORKTOWN, VA
|1781||- Maryland||- Baltimore||September 8, 1781||Fountain Inn|
|- Virginia||- Mount Vernon||September 9 - 12, 1781||(Home Plantations)|
|- Fredericksburg||September 13, 1781|
|- Williamsburg||September 14, 1781||Wythe House|
|- near Yorktown||October 6 - 9, 1781|
|- YORKTOWN & Williamsburg||October 20 - Nov 5, 1781|
|- Eltham||November 7, 1781||Burwell Bassett's|
|- Fredericksburg||November 12, 1781|
|- Mount Vernon||November 13 - 20, 1781||(Home Plantation)|
Chancellor George Wythe House
GW HQ September 14, 1781 - WILLIAMSBURG, VA
BURWELL BASSET'S November 7, 1781 - ELTHAM, VA
BENJAMIN CHEW'S TOWN HOUSE November 26, 1781 - March 31, 1782 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
|1781||- Pennsylvania||- Philadelphia||Nov 26, 1781 - (March 1782)||Benjamin Chew's Town House|
|1782||- New York||- Newburgh||April 1 - (August 1783)||Hasbrouck House on Hudson|
|1783||- New Jersey||- Rocky Hill||August - Mid November||Rockingham|
|- New York||- West Point||November 20, 1783|
|November 22 - 23, 1783||Blue Bell Tavern|
|November 24, 1783||Day's Tavern |
|- New York
|November 25, 1783||Bull's Head Tavern|
|December 4, 1783||Fraunces' Tavern - Farewell|
This grand old building was enlarged and moved several times !
ROCKINGHAM HQ at Rocky Hill - 1783 after the victory at Yorktown.
RE: GW's Franklin Twp: "Rockingham-HQ": was built above the Millstone River in 1760. Day - 7 TOUR
"George Washington Headquarters, ROCKINGHAM" - near Rocky Hill or Princeton, NJ - was first moved from river level to hilltop in 1896. It has been near the blasting from a huge and expanding rock quarry. The HQ buildings were moved again in 1956 and again, and in 2001, back to the river level or near the canal; it will now be sited on 35 acres. There will be a visitor's center, barn and hiking trails. George and Martha were there August until November 1783 while awaiting the results of the Paris Peace Treaty, when Princeton was the Capitol of our country. During their stay at Rockingham, GW had his portraits done by Charles Wilson Peale, William Dunlop and Joseph Wright. After Washington wrote his "Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States," George and Martha went north through Morristown to Newburgh, NY. VISIT ROCKINGHAM in the Spring or Summer !
WASHINGTON HQ NEWBURGH, NY
HASTINGS ON HUDSON
Col. George Brinkerhoff - Brinkerhoff, NY- GW HQ 3 months
near Dobbs Ferry
Washington was sworn-in as our "first" president on the balcony on the site of the present Federal Hall, NY, located at Broad Street at Wall Street as our first president. He served almost 8 yrs.in NY and at Philadelphia under the new strengthened constitution before returning to his home at Mt.Vernon.
New York Town Hall / site of Federal Hall
THEN TO PHILADELPHIA - 1789 - 1797
and then to Mt. Vernon, VA
ANNAPOLIS STATE HOUSE - A FAREWELL TO CONGRESS
George Washington was entertained at "Boxwood Hall" on Jersey Street at Elizabeth, NJ, in 1789. Now a museum ...
Tice Tavern HQ Jersey City, NJ
Washington Headquarters Rahway, NJ
AS A YOUNG MAN ...
Washington's Headquarters in the French and Indian War - 1750's
GW - Richmond, VA
Mount Vernon in decay in the 1800's.
Read author THOMAS FLEMING'S wonderful story as to how Ann P. Cunningham
saved this national treasure!
It was published in Guideposts Magazine in August 1999.
THANK YOU ANN CUNNINGHAM et al
MOUNT VERNON (overnight DC stay needed) - GW's HOME received
from the estate of Lawrence Washington and Lawrence's wife and children.
Mt. Vernon, VA
A multi - day trip.
More local & NJ History of George Washington & Revolutionary War heroes.
Home at Mt. Vernon, Virginia
H O M E
Other Images Later ...
Mill Park Hotel - HQ Pottstown, PA
HQ - Bedford, PA HQ - Dranesville, VA
GATEHOUSE TO HQ - ARLINGTON, NJ HQ - ARLINGTON, NJ
CONVERS, NY HQ HQ War Office Lebanon, CT
Gov.Jonathan Trumbull Windham, CT
St. George, SI, NY - Washington HQ
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The below was not a headquarters, but it is a place in southern New Jersey that supported the war effort.
Batsto in the Wharton NJ State Forest - "where an iron foundry provided munitions for the Continental Army.