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New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

374 Temple Hill Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553
United States

The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site was the site of the Continental Army’s last military encampment from June 1782 until October 1783. While the Siege of Yorktown had ended with an American victory and peace talks started between the two nations, George Washington was worried about British resistance in New York City. To discourage fighting, he stationed his troops near Newburgh, New York, until the British officially withdrew from the city. In addition, this site is where Washington dealt with the Newburgh Conspiracy, a conspiracy among senior Continental Army officers in 1783 against the Confederation Congress to receive their pensions and back pay for serving in the Revolutionary War.