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In 1778, Vanderveer lent his home to General Henry Knox, who was to command a new artillery encampment and training academy being established by the Continental Army on a hillside above the village of Pluckemin. General Knox, along with his wife Lucy and young daughter, occupied the house from the winter of 1778 through the summer of 1779; and the Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Knox during the winter of 1778-79, when the Continental Army artillery was located in the village of Pluckemin during the Revolutionary War’s Second Middlebrook Encampment.The Vanderveer house is the only surviving building associated with the Pluckemin encampment, which is considered to be the first installation in America to train officers in engineering and artillery. General Knox established “The Academy,” a precursor to The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.


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