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

Soldiers of the American Revolution

- 1776 –

 
 
Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument
Inscription.
(Front of Monument) :
In commemoration of the
Soldiers of the American Revolution
- 1776 –
Erected by the State of New Jersey
under the auspices of the Fort Lee
Revolutionary Monument Association
- 1908 –

(Left of Monument) :
“Rebelmen”
These traprocks, aged two hundred million years, stand eternally, natural monuments towering high for the rebels and their cause for rebels without cause can quickly fall. See to it now your voices rise in peace for the ears of generations yet to learn they have the power to abolish wars.
Dan Mahoney

(Tablet on the Rock) :
225 years ago patriot Thomas Paine wrote about his experience in Fort Lee in "The Crisis". He spoke of "summer soldiers" and "sunshine patriots". Those were the times that tried menís souls. At that, the darkest hour of our American Revolution, Paine, General Washington and the troops of the American Army turned Retreat into Victory. The retreat road out of Fort Lee led to the establishment of our America. The world was turned upside down by those brave patriots. We rededicate this monument to their cause, American Liberty.

November 20, 2001
225th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory
Retreat to
Marker on front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker on front of Monument
Victory Committee
Fort Lee Mayor & Council
Fort Lee Historic Committee
Fort Lee Historical Society

 
Erected 1908 by State of New Jersey under the auspices of the Fort Lee Revolutionary Monument Association.
 
Location. 40° 50.93′ N, 73° 58.134′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Palisade Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the statue in the middle of Fort Lee's Monument Park. 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. Liberty Tree Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Paine (within shouting distance of this marker); General John “Black Jack” Pershing (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lee Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Army Road (within shouting distance of this marker); General Nathaniel Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This set
Tablet on the Rock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Tablet on the Rock
of markers is located in Fort Leeís Monument Park.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
4. Marker on Left Side of Monument
Statue in Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
5. Statue in Monument Park
Closeup of Soldiers of the American Revolution Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
6. Closeup of Soldiers of the American Revolution Statue
Momument Cannons and Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
7. Momument Cannons and Time Capsule
Two 12-pounder Napoleon cannon of Civil War vintage guard the statue.
Centennial Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
8. Centennial Time Capsule
September 18, 2004 To all future citizens of Fort Lee. May these items help you to remember the rich history of Fort Lee and those past citizens that strived to make our community a better place to live. To be opened by: the Fort Lee Bi-Centennial Committee September 18, 2104
Revolutionary War Troops in Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 23, 2013
9. Revolutionary War Troops in Monument Park
Revolutionary War soldiers fire a salute to all veterans near the marker in Monument Park on the anniversary of Washington's retreat from Fort Lee.
 
 
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