Soldiers' Huts

Soldiers' Huts (HM13W8)

Location: West Point, NY 10996 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 24.16', W 73° 57.321'

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In winter, when barracks were unavailable, soldiers were generally quartered in huts. Several hut sites remain on Constitution Island. In some the fireplace ruins are in line, while at others no pattern exists.

Regiments normally built huts to exact specifications in ordered rows. Typically, twelve men built and lived in each log hut, which was 14' by 15' or 16', stood about 6½' high at the eaves, and had a stone fireplace with a chimney of mud and sticks. The men slept in crude wooden bunks and cooked their own meals. Behind the rows of soldiers' huts were those of the officers, larger buildings often divided into separate rooms. This normal construction pattern may have been followed at some of the Island's hut sites; apparently it was not at others.
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587320 N 4583984
Decimal Degrees41.40266667, -73.95535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.16', W 73° 57.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 9.60" N, 73° 57' 19.26" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 Pitcher Rd, West Point NY 10996, US
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