Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The American Crisis
Thomas Paine – December 1776
These are the times that try menís souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Fort Leeís History
Location. 40° 51.009′ N, 73° 57.883′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Hudson Terrace, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washingtonís Retreat to Victory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Magazine (about 400 feet away); Abatis Construction at Fort Lee (about 400 feet away); Mortar Battery (about 500 feet away); Musketry Breastwork (about 500 feet away); Palisades Interstate Park (about 600 feet away); Soldier Hut (about 600 feet away); Fort Lee Historic Park (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lee.
Also see . . .
1. The American Crisis. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Thomas Paine. Biography and works (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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