November 20th, 1776This 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.
|Placed By||Borough of Fort Lee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 587184 N 4522709|
|Decimal Degrees||40.85080000, -73.96568333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 51.048', W 73° 57.941'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 51' 2.88" N, 73° 57' 56.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 89-121 Main St, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US|
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