New Windsor Cantonment

New Windsor Cantonment (HM5JN)

Location: New Windsor, NY 12553 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 28.317', W 74° 3.586'

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—Going, going, gone!

A "cantonment" was a more permanent quarters for troops than an encampment of tents. New Windsor, like Valley Forge, contained orderly lines of log huts that housed troops over the winter. After the Revolutionary War, New Windsor's huts were sold at auction according to General Washington's orders to help pay the army's substantial debts.

According to local tradition, merchant Nathaniel Sackett purchased one of the cantonment's huts at auction and reused it in nearby Mountainville, where it formed part of a larger home for nearly 150 years. In 1933, the rebuilt hut was dismantled and reassembled here, perhaps the only surviving example of a structure built by the Continental Army.
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HM NumberHM5JN
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Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 578508 N 4591576
Decimal Degrees41.47195000, -74.05976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.317', W 74° 3.586'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 19.02" N, 74° 3' 35.16" W
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Area Code(s)845, 914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor NY 12553, US
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