King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Campís Road System
Dragoons (cavalry) were the campís messengers and lookouts. Through dragoons sometimes galloped these roads, carrying letters from General Washington, they more often patrolled between Valley Forge and Philadelphia, scouting for British troop movements. Since dragoons demanded frequent remounts, local farmers learned to hide their best horses.
Erected by National Park System.
Location. 40° 5.685′ N, 75° 26.879′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Historic Trace Road south of Gulph Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Valley Forge National Historical Park, on the historic trace near the Artillery Park. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Artillery Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Schoolhouse (about 400 feet away); To Build a Redoubt (approx. ľ mile away); A Pointed Defense (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Marquee (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Crowded and Very Sickly” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Huntingtonís Brigade (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Huntingtonís Brigade (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of a dragoon riding down a road, passing a wagon and soldiers. The upper right of the marker contains a portrait of Captain Henry Lee of the Light Dragoons. Below this is a picture of a Dragoon delivering a message to an American officer.
Also see . . . Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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