Washington's Retreat to Victory

Washington's Retreat to Victory (HM1C1Q)

Location: Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Bergen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 51.048', W 73° 57.941'

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November 20th, 1776

This retreat route on Main Street in Fort Lee, N.J. enabled General George Washington's army to escape capture from the British and prevent the end of the War for Independence. Patriot and soldier Thomas Paine wrote about his experience in Fort Lee in "The American Crisis." He spoke of summer soldiers and sunshine patriots. At that, the darkest hour of the American Revolution, or as Paine put it, the time that tried men's souls, he, Fort Lee commander Major General Nathanael Greene and the troops of the American Army turned retreat into eventual victory. This retreat route led to the army fighting another day, and the establishment of America.

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Dedicated November 20th, 2013
HM NumberHM1C1Q
Year Placed2013
Placed ByBorough of Fort Lee
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587184 N 4522709
Decimal Degrees40.85080000, -73.96568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 51.048', W 73° 57.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 51' 2.88" N, 73° 57' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 89-121 Main St, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US
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