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War of 1812 Autograph Letter Signed “J.W. Rockwell” 2pp. folio, Greenbush, May 19, 1812, and reads in part: “...I take this opportunity to inform you that the Schermerhorn farm has been is or is about being sold either to the United States or this State...for permanent encampment for about six thousand men. I understand they will commence building a magazine an Arsenal Barracks immediately. I also understand that the people that live on the farm have been ejected off of it...” More. Very good condition. First established in May 1812 on a 400 acre site purchased by the government for training War of 1812 troops. Built on the site were accommodations for some 4,000 troops that included a 100 bed hospital. A central core of buildings, eight large enlisted barracks (252' by 22') and three large two story officer barracks (90' long), housed the garrison. The central core was surrounded by the support buildings and the stables. Each set of four enlist barracks faced a separate long parade while the three officer's quarters were positioned at the head and foot of the parades.
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The Greenbush Cantoment

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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