Almanack Contributor Miguel Hernandez

Miguel Hernandez


Miguel Hernandez is the editor of the Ossining Historical Society’s newsletter, The Ossining Historical Register and serves on the Village of Ossining’s Historic Preservation Commission and the board of the Westchester County Historical Society.

He previously served as “Command Historian” of the New York Guard and has an MA in American Military History.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fox Conner: The Adirondacker ‘Who Made Eisenhower’

Fox Connor on HorseA little-known forest retreat called Brandreth Park has several unimpressive dwellings and sparse communication with the outside world. Yet back in the dark days of World War II generals Eisenhower, Marshal, Patton and others in the American military headquarters of England and Europe felt it necessary to keep their lines of communication open and flowing with one of its residents, Major General Fox Conner, U.S Army, Retired.

It’s safe to say that most Americans have never heard of Brandreth Park or of this soldier who never served in WWII but who nonetheless contributed to the victory over Germany. Those who do remember Conner, consider him “the man who made Eisenhower”. » Continue Reading.