The Newburgh Conspiracy


After the defeat of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, most of the army had taken up quarters at Newburgh, New York. Officers had been promised a pension of half pay for the rest of their lives, but if the war came to an end and the army was disbanded, they feared they would never receive the pay that was due them. Read the rest at: #VOR


Had the Newburgh conspiracy gone a different way the British would have likely won. A military coup against Washington and Congress would have given the British the strategic edge they needed