Fort Mercer

Fort Mercer (HM8PA)

Location: National Park, NJ 08063 Gloucester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 52.264', W 75° 11.386'

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Red Bank, New Jersey

General Thaddeus Kosciuszko contributed his engineering skills to the fortification of the Delaware River during the American Revolution which prevented the British Navy from entering Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.

This was the second engineering assignment General Kosciuszko received from the Continental Congress.

Designated a Kosciuszko Military Engineering site by THE COPERNICUS SOCIETY OF AMERICA under the authority of a Concurrent Resolution of The U.S. Congress - S. Con. Res. 44. Passed April 1978.
HM NumberHM8PA
Placed ByCopernicus Society of America
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:41pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] BRIDGER1963  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 483771 N 4413464
Decimal Degrees39.87106667, -75.18976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.264', W 75° 11.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 15.84" N, 75° 11' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)856
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 W Military Dr, National Park NJ 08063, US
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