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A Tale of Two Prisoners: The Huddy-Asgill Affair

May 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Memorial Day is a day for all Americans to reflect on those who have fallen in service to their country. This Memorial Day weekend, on Sunday, May 28th at 2:00 PM, visit Washington’s Headquarters to hear the story of a soldier whose death sparked what could be considered the country’s first international incident. This event, known as the “Huddy-Asgill Affair,” crossed Washington’s desk in 1782 while headquartered at Newburgh and nearly derailed the cause for American independence.

This special presentation is free with standard admission which includes a guided tour of the historic Headquarters and the freedom to explore the Museum, which houses the multi award-winning exhibit, Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection.

For further details or directions please call the site at 845-562-1195.


May 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty St
Newburgh, NY 12550 United States