A Commanding ViewLook 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.
|Placed By||Valley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 463804 N 4438789|
|Decimal Degrees||40.09861667, -75.42465000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 5.917', W 75° 25.479'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 5' 55.02" N, 75° 25' 28.74" W|
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