Phillip Van Horne, who built his home in 1754 in Bound Brook was such a genial entertainer of officers of both armies that his house was known as “Convivial Hall.” Van Horne’s house was one of General Cornwallis’ objectives in the Battle of Bound Brook. His home was at 941 E. Main St. Bridgewater NJ 08807.
It states that General William Alexander (known as Lord Stirling) used the house as his headquarters during the 1778-1779 Second Middlebrook Encampment. The Middlebrook Encampment of 1778-79 was less than 7 miles from Alexander's real home, yet he stayed less than 2 miles away in Bound Brook at the Van Horn house.
I get the distance, but also know human nature. Why stay there vs. stay in his own home which was noted as being "an estate?" Just doesn't seem right. If Washington had the choice of staying at Mount Vernon, or some neighbors house, I'm sure he would have picked Mt. Vernon., right?