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Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The American Crisis

Thomas Paine – December 1776

 
 
The American Crisis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
1. The American Crisis Marker
Inscription.
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.

In celebration
of
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
The American Crisis Marker (Reverse Side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
2. The American Crisis Marker (Reverse Side)
of Thomas Paine. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The American Crisis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
3. The American Crisis Marker
Marker in Fort Lee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
4. Marker in Fort Lee
Thomas Paine wrote “The American Crisis” in Fort Lee while serving as an aide to Gen. Nathaniel Greene.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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