Organized November 16, 1897 Charter granted December 27, 1897
General Peter Gansevoort
Officer of the Revolutionary War
Major 1763 -- Colonel 1776
Brigadier-General of the United States Army - 1809
Commander of the Northern Department of the Army
The General Peter Gansevoort Chapter, NSDAR, is most fortunate to own the historic Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes, NY, which in September 2008, was placed on the NYS Heritage Trail of the American Revolution. The Van Schaick Mansion, on the National Register of Historic Places, served as the headquarters of the Continental Army in the months preceding the Battles of Saratoga in l777. As such, it hosted 5,000 –10,000 Continental Soldiers and the leadership of the war. As stewards of the Van Schaick Mansion, we have the privilege of keeping its story alive. By immersing our youth and our members in our projects involving the mansion, we believe we help them appreciate the importance of working to keep the past alive.