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Images of Ford Mansion
General Washington’s Aides used this room for sleep and as office space for writing reports.
Privacy was not common in the 18th century, however General Washington was able to use this office to conduct wartime business.
During the winter of 1779, Mrs. Ford not only used this room as her dining room but also as a bedroom and parlor.
Hearth of a home
Kitchens were one of the busiest rooms in the home not just for cooking of meals, but also washing of laundry.
After a long hard day of tending to chores, servants would spread out these mattresses across the floor for sleeping.
War Department of 1779- 1780
General Washington and his staff designed strategy in hopes to end the war with a victory.
Sleeping in the past
Fold up beds, called a campaign beds were used by officers and aides-de-camps during the Revolutionary War.