Tag Archives: Col. Jonathan Hasbrouck

Eli Hasbrouck Part I

When people visit Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, New York  they are also visiting a Hasbrouck house. This home and farm, from the 18th century to the mid -19th century, belonged to the Hasbrouck Family until New York State acquired it. The home would become the first historic site of it kind in 1850. Some of what we know about [...]

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A Mystery Revisited: Cornelius Hasbrouck, Stolen Cattle and Newburgh, NY Part I

Intrigue surrounds the oldest surviving son of Colonel Jonathan Hasbrouck of Newburgh. He has been labeled by local historians from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a Tory. The Hasbrouck Family histories are silent or repeat that he fled to Canada as a Tory in 1776. Even his Uncle Abraham Hasbrouck(1707-1791) who kept a diary [...]

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The Tower of Victory

General Washington made Jonathan Hasbrouck’s house his military headquarters from April 1782 to August 1783. It was in this fieldstone dwelling that Washington received word that the war was coming to a close, and thousands of troops quartered in nearby New Windsor, were to be furloughed home.  The 100th anniversary was due to occur in [...]

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    A.J. Schenkman is the author of numerous books and articles. He is Consulting Historian for Historic Huguenot Street and Town of Gardiner Historian. Read Full

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    Shannon Butler is a Park Ranger of Interpretation and Education at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park New York. She has also interpreted the Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston New York. Read Full
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