Verplanck Point Bench Dedication

Sat May 02, 2020 

Verplanck Point
Verplanck, NY  10596
Two Bench Dedications at scenic Verplanck Point on the Hudson, in Verplanck,  NY. Commemorating Washington's Encampment 1782, and Rotary Club of Cortlandt Manors 10th anniversary year. 
 
 

*During the long, hot summer of 1782, General George Washington had a lot on his mind. After the Continental Army’s victory at the Battle of Yorktown, the British seemed to be on the verge of surrender, but it hadn’t yet happened. The American forces settled into an uneasy wait at their Verplanck’s Point, NY, encampment. Meanwhile, Washington had to both impress his French allies so they would continue their support and manage his own troops, who’d grown restless with the long war, harsh conditions, and poor pay. Could the Continental Army hold on?

 

*Written by Kerrie Mitchell, content editor New York Historical Society Museum and Library History Detectives August 23, 2019

 

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May 2nd 2020


 

The Rotary Club of Cortlandt Manor Dedication of 2 Benches

to Commemorate Washington's Encampment at Verplanck Point 1782

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