ARMY CAMP 1776
- Grant Recipient
- 61 Hearthstone Road, Yonkers, NY
- 40.984104, -73.835561
Westchester County Archives
This area was the campsite of the Phillips Manor units of the Continental Army, under the direction of General George Washington, in the days prior to the Battle of White Plains on October 28, 1776.
Intending to rout Washington’s troops, British Gen. William Howe landed troops in Westchester County. In response, Washington retreated farther, establishing this encampment in White Plains, alas the General failed to establish firm control over local high ground. A surviving King’s Army battle map from the period notes the “particularly distinguished engagement” between the opposing sides. The topographic record also demonstrates the strategic advantage gained as the redcoats drove Washington’s troops from a hill near the village.