King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
—Georgia State Marker —
During the winter of Valley Forge, Gen. Lachlan McIntosh of Georgia
commanded the first brigade of the Continental Amy. The Brigade
which was composed of North Carolina regiments, was quartered
in this area. McIntosh also commanded Washington's Life Guard.
To commemorate the service of Gen. McIntosh and of other
Georgians in the young Republic's critical hour of
Valley Forge. The STATE OF GEORGIA has gratefully
erected this memorial.
Erected 1959 by State of Georgia.
Location. 40° 6.133′ N, 75° 27.26′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Valley Forge Road (Local Route 23) and Inner Line Drive, on the right when traveling east on Valley Forge Road. Click for map. The Georgia State Monument is located on Valley Forge Road (Local Route 23) at the Inner Line Drive 22° right turn intersection. The monument is on the right or southeast side of the road if traveling northeast along Valley Forge Road. Parking is very, very difficult around here and there is no safe place to park except for parking areas far away. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Delaware Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Why Valley Forge? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sullivan’s Division (approx. ¼ mile away); North of the River (approx. ¼ mile away); New Jersey Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Marquee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commander in Chief’s Guards (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. To the rear of the monument is a recreated, log cabin/soldiers' hut. The monument is a large gray slab of rock, all roughly hewn. The monument is 4 feet 4 inches high by 3 feet 9 inches across across and 2 feet deep. In the center of the granite is a bronze plaque attached with four decorative bolts to the granite.
Regarding Gen. Lachlan McIntosh. By tradition General McIntosh is reputed to have commanded Washington's "Life Guards" but this is, at present, unverified.
Also see . . . National Park Service Inventory Page for Valley Forge National Park. (Submitted on June 17, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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