The Revolutionary War involved a titanic struggle for control of the colony of New York and the Hudson River. America’s most revered general, George Washington, suffered far more defeats than victories in this contest against the British, but Washington was brilliant in defeat. If he had to retreat, which he often did, he used the pull-back of his troops as a strategy to reposition himself and maneuver future advantages over his enemy.
A classic case in point is one of the earliest battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of White Plains in New York. The event took place on October 28, 1776, just months after the birth of America with its Declaration of Independence.
This course will bring participants to the Jacob Purdy house in White Plains and the John Jay Homestead on Katonah and will trace the events and people involved in the Battle for White Plains. Participants will create lesson plans based on the information learned in this course.
Friday - October 26th, 2018 – 4PM – 9 PM
- Meet at Carmel High School (Room 400)
Saturday - April 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM – 7:00PM
- Jacob Purdy House
- John Jay Homestead