H E A D Q U A R T E R S  - continued -
at Morristown, NJ - 1779 1780
and many other sites thereafter . . .                                                  

  GW HQ 1779 - 1780, The winter with the DEEPEST SNOWS!  
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 toy maker did not know that the dormers should not show in 1774.              
                        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. ]
                                           ______________________________

NORRIS TAVERN Morristown - Benedict Arnold trial #1. 
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    

 HQ - the door of "GOOD NEWS."  
 FRONT  OF FORD-MANSION-HQ      
News from The Marquis de La Fayette brought hope of strong allied aid from France.


 [ Photo 
HQ - Martha's home too.  Morristown 1779-80. 1906 ]

A walkin fireplace at Morristown's 1779-80 HQ. 
  KITCHEN with a "walk in fireplace" - 1931 Photo
 Dec.1779 - May 1780   

The Office - Maps, Maps, Maps, Correspondence, Hamilton, LaFayette, etc.
HQ  GW OFFICE in MORRISTOWN'S Ford Mansion.

THE ARMY WAS AT "JOCKEY HOLLOW" 
IN THE WORST SNOWS OF THE WAR 
made  worse by "WILD MONEY INFLATION" and unpaid soldiers . . .

             HQ  Morristown - back door near GW office.         GW trying a ride on a beautiful "work horse."             
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.

HQ Ford Mansion MORRISTOWN 1779 - 1780 (no dormers then) 
The dormer windows were added and later removed !
M O R R I S T O W N

1779-1780


 

- New Jersey


- MORRISTOWN  
   and
  JOCKEY  
  HOLLOW
- Dec 1, 1779 - June 10, 1780
 The Worst Winter !
HQ aides shared with the Jacob Ford family.
Brigades were at
JOCKEY HOLLOW
- Preakness
   (Wayne)
- June 11 -  July 29, 1780   and
- October 8 - Nov 27, 1780
Dey Mansion

PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY  -  "PREAKNESS" 
 HQ  PREAKNESS, NJ (Wayne)  Dey House. 
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
  Hackensack
- 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 

HQ  New Rochelle, NY 

 
Tappan - Where Andre was tried for spying . . .

DeWindt House - HQ Sept 28 - October 6, 1780 at TAPPAN, NY 
DeWindt House - HQ Sept 28 - October 6, 1780 at TAPPAN, NY
 

 

1780  - New Jersey - Preakness
    (Wayne)
- Oct  8 - Nov 27, 1780 Dey Mansion
- New York - New Windsor - Nov 28, 1780 - 
   (Mar  2, 1781)
William Ellison's

  
Governor Jonathan Trumbull House - and
The War Office - and
The Wadsworth Stable
Lebanon, CT


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

          HQ  DOREMUS HOUSE MONTVILLE, NJ  - 1781    
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)

HQ Williamsburg, VA   HQ Williamsburg, VA 
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
- Harlem
   Heights
November 22 - 23, 1783 Blue Bell Tavern
November 24, 1783 Day's Tavern | 
Leggett's Tavern
- New York
   City
November 25, 1783 Bull's Head Tavern
December 4, 1783 Fraunces' Tavern - Farewell

HQ ROCKY HILL, NJ           
This grand old building was enlarged and moved several times !
HQ ROCKY HILL, NJ 
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 !

HQ NEWBURGH, NY
 WASHINGTON HQ NEWBURGH, NY

HQ Hastings on Hudaon, 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   
  The Oath of Office site NEW YORK  

THEN TO PHILADELPHIA - 1789 - 1797

                                                 and then to Mt. Vernon, VA 

The capitol building Annapolis, MD 
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 ...
Boxwood Hall Elizabeth, NJ 

 
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    
HQ Cumberland, MD  HQ Cumberland, MD
Cumberland, MD 

  HQ Winchester, VA        HQ Winchester, VA
                                                                         Winchester, VA

  HQ Frederick, MD
Frederick, MD

HQ Richmond, VA 
GW - Richmond, VA

Mt. Vernonn before restoration . . .
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 

VISIT
MOUNT VERNON (overnight DC stay needed) - GW's HOME received
from the estate of Lawrence Washington and Lawrence's wife and children
.

  Mount Vernon, PA after the war . . .  Mt. Vernon, VA   Mount Vernon, VA - a view of the Potomac River.   
                                                                                 
A multi - day trip.
More local & NJ History of George Washington & Revolutionary War heroes.

           Home at Mt. Vernon, Virginia      
MT. Vernon, VA 10 miles from Washington, DC
 

H O M E

Washington's - Christ Church Alexandria, VA 
 Christ Church Alexandria, VA  

Other Images Later ...

 
Lambertville, NJ

 
Mill Park Hotel - HQ Pottstown, PA

HQ at Bedford, PA                                  HQ at Drainesville, VA
 HQ - Bedford, PA                                                    HQ - Dranesville, VA

 Gatehouse to HQ Arlington, NJ near Newark.   HQ Arlington, NJ near Newark.
 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 
HQ Saint George SI, NY 

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The below was not a headquarters, but it is a place in southern New Jersey that supported the war effort.

BATSO, NJ (in the south) - MUNITIONS . . . 
Batsto in the Wharton NJ State Forest - "where an iron foundry provided munitions for the Continental Army.