About 15 distinct buildings are visible here behind the soldiers’ encampment. This complex of structures included the headquarters of the commander of the garrison, storage houses for food, equipment, and gunpowder, a library, an engineering school, hospitals, blacksmith shops, and barracks buildings (visible on the right). Henry Knox, a self-taught artilleryman, commanded the West Point garrison in the fall of 1782. 

Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.