Phillipsburg Camp – Washington’s Headquarters


Hartsdale, NY

Who?:  American
Units:  General George Washington
Direction:  north
Destination:  Allied forces prepare for the siege of New York City which is aborted once news arrives from Admiral de Grasse on August 14, 1781, that he is sailing to the Chesapeake.
Date:  July 6 - August 18, 1781
Public Access:  1

Facing south toward Ardsley, the Continental Army was encamped between Sprain Brook and the Saw Mill River with light infantry and cavalry detachments covering the front and the approaches to Dobbs Ferry.