Are the British Coming?

Are the British Coming? (HM2FQL)

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N 40° 5.917', W 75° 25.479'

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A Commanding View

Look down this hill. Imagine you are a soldier on the lookout for British soldiers approaching from Philadelphia. In 1777, this view was completely open, with no trees or buildings. The miles-long view from this hilltop made this a well protected defensive location for the Continental Army. Take a look through this frame to appreciate the soldiers' view over the road from Philadelphia, which lies about 20 miles southeast.This long view would have provided a critical early warning of the advancing army. General William Howe's British forces were cautious about the strength of the American position here, however. They never made the one-day march to attack Valley Forge.
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HM NumberHM2FQL
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Placed ByValley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 463804 N 4438789
Decimal Degrees40.09861667, -75.42465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.917', W 75° 25.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 55.02" N, 75° 25' 28.74" W
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