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Jacob Purdy House

60 Park Ave
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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The Battle of White Plains was the last defeat General Washington suffered before he was forced out of the Colony of New York entirely. After narrowly escaping capture from the British, he retreated farther into Pennsylvania, from which he carried out his famous Crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Day and catching the Hessian soldiers off guard at Trenton. 

Washington used the Jacob Purdy House as his headquarters in 1778 and potentially during the Battle of White Plains in 1776. 

Don't Miss:

  • The White Plains Historical Society, located in the historical Jacob Purdy House, which is an epicenter of local efforts at preserving the historical sites and monuments surrounding the battle. The society has also creating a list of names of every soldier that may have fought at the Battle. 

Jacob Purdy House: What's Nearby

White Plains, NY

Related Battles

New York | October 28, 1776
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties

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