Henry Doremus House
Backstory and Context
After the Battle of Springfield in June of 1780, General George Washington and the American Army went towards Whippany, New Jersey, which is about seven miles from Montville, where the Henry Doremus House is located. After traveling for many days George Washington was able to call the Henry Doremus House his headquarters for the next week with members of his military staff, including Alexander Hamilton. About fourteen months later, the French troops, led by General Rochambeau, marched passed the Doremus House on their way to the Battle of Yorktown. They probably did not stay here as the historical marker indicates but in Whippany.
The house is now a museum. Many elementary and middle schools come here to learn more about the Revolutionary War. The town has restored the house twice over the years, including after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
"Revolutionary War Sites in Montville, New Jersey." Revolutionary War New Jersey. Accessed November 3, 2016. http://www.revolutionarywarnewjersey.com/new_jersey_revolutionary_war_sites/towns/montville_nj_revol...
Photo: Jerrye & Roy Klotz, M.D., via Wikimedia Commons