Do you want to know about George Washington’s Field Tent which served as his Headquarters and office during the whole Revolutionary War? Well you can find out here in this article. The tent will actually be on display when the new Museum Of Te American Revolution opens up this April in Philladelphia. Read about it here.
- George Washington’s Headquarters Tent was his most consistent office, following him on campaigns for almost the entire duration of the Revolutionary War. He slept there, planned battles, wrote letters, met with his staff and visitors.
- Washington’s portable headquarters was kept in the family with many other artifacts from his service in the Revolutionary War for generations. The tent belonged to Mary Custis Lee, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and wife of Robert E. Lee.
- The headquarters tent and other marquees (she had several Washington tents) were too large to pack, so she locked them in the cellar. She left Arlington House on May 15, 1861. Union troops occupied it on May 24th, confiscating the Washington field tents and other artifacts.
“After a struggle lasting 40 years, the family heirlooms were back in family hands.”