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

Washington’s Retreat to Victory

November 20th, 1776

 
 
Washington’s Retreat to Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 23, 2013
1. Washington’s Retreat to Victory Marker
Inscription.
New Jersey is known as the Crossroads of the American Revolution and this Fort Lee crossroad on Main Street represents one of the most important sites in the United States. Here, on present day Main Street, Major General Nathanael Greene led the garrison of Fort Lee west along this retreat route from the fortifications on the bluffs of the Palisades and their nearby encampment to escape British capture on the morning of November 20th, 1776.

Marker Sponsored by
The Sokolich Family
Dedicated November 20th, 2013

 
Erected 2013 by Borough of Fort Lee.
 
Location. 40° 51.073′ N, 73° 58.195′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Schlosser Street (County Route 67), on the right when traveling west 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. Thomas Paine (approx. 0.2 miles away); General John “Black Jack” Pershing (approx. 0.2 miles away); General George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Washington’s Retreat to Victory
Washington’s Retreat to Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 23, 2013
2. Washington’s Retreat to Victory Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers of the American Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Nathaniel Greene (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Lee Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lee.
 
More about this marker. The seal of the Borough of Fort Lee and two images of Gen. George Washington appear at the top of the marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Four markers on Main Street that describe the American Army’s retreat from Fort Lee.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on November 23, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Main Street in Fort Lee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 23, 2013
3. Marker on Main Street in Fort Lee
Washington’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 23, 2013
4. Washington’s Retreat
Continental soldiers are seen here reenacting the retreat from Fort Lee, on Main Street just east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 3 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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