November 20th, 1776British Lieutenant General Charles Lord Cornwallis and five thousand of his troops crossed the Hudson River and made their way to Fort Lee from Huyler's Landing Road on November 20th, 1776. General Nathanael Greene, warned of the invasion by a vigilant officer posted north of the post, led the evacuation of Fort Lee as three thousand soldiers and officers abandoned the fortifications of the Palisades and headed west on Fort Lee Road (present day Main Street) en route to escape at the New Bridge over the Hackensack River.
|Placed By||Borough of Fort Lee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 586587 N 4522883|
|Decimal Degrees||40.85243333, -73.97273333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 51.146', W 73° 58.364'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 51' 8.76" N, 73° 58' 21.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 287-309 Main St, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US|
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