Richard Borkow

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Local Sites: Relive the Revolutionary War

Read our feature on the War in Westchester, then step back in time at these historic landmarks and visitors’ centers.

Westchester County, New York and the Revolutionary War: The March Toward Yorktown (1781)

After Washington abandoned his plan to attack the British in New York, he made the decision to risk a secret march of more than 400 miles toward Virginia in hopes of defeating Cornwallis’ troops.

Westchester County, New York and the Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold’s Treason is Exposed (1780)

Arnold’s scheming still had to play itself out, and his treason would soon see...

Westchester County, New York and the Revolutionary War: Rochambeau’s Arrival and Arnold’s Treason (1780)

After upping French military assistance, Rochambeau and his troops arrived in Newport, R.I. in 1780. Thanks to Benedict Arnold, the British were already aware.

Westchester County, New York and the Revolutionary War: The Arrival of Admiral Charles, Comte de d’Estaing (1778)

What was to be a swift naval strike against Manhattan with French aid ended up with little more than Washington’s frustration.

Westchester County, New York and the Revolutionary War: The Battle of White Plains (1776)

Washington’s stand against British General William Howe may have ended in defeat, but avoiding envelopment by Howe’s armies proved crucial for American forces when the battles of Princeton and Trenton followed.

Westchester, and the Revolutionary War: Historical Figures

A look at some of the war’s most influential players and their connections to our County, from generals to spies.

Westchester County, New York’s Role in the Revolutionary War

Though thoroughly ravaged by the war’s end, Westchester and the surrounding areas played a significant role in the American Revolution, serving as host to several notable battles, major military figures, and more.

R5 Westchester County, New York and the Revolutionary War: The Arrival of Admiral Charles, Comte de d’Estaing (1778)

What was to be a swift naval strike against Manhattan with French aid ended up with little more than Washington’s frustration.

R5 Westchester County, New York’s Role in the Revolutionary War

Though thoroughly ravaged by the war’s end, Westchester and the surrounding areas played a significant role in the American Revolution, serving as host to several notable battles, major military figures, and more.

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