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

Fort Lee Road

 
 
Fort Lee Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. Fort Lee Road Marker
Inscription. Fort Lee Road (Main Street) was the main roadway to General Washington’s Headquarters in Hackensack. Supplies and men were in constant movement on the road to re-supply Fort Washington in New York. The Continental Army began it’s “Retreat to Victory” on this road. Its link to the New Bridge Crossing on the Hackensack River saved the Continental Army from capture. This would have ended the War for Independence.
 
Erected 2004 by Borough of Fort Lee.
 
Location. 40° 50.933′ N, 73° 58.101′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Angioletti Place and Parker Ave, on the right when traveling east on Angioletti Place. Click for map. Marker is at Monument Park, at the southwest corner of the Angioletti Place and Parker Avenue intersection. 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. Old Army Road (here, next to this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); General Henry Knox
Marker at Monument Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker at Monument Park
At this entrance to Monument Park, the Fort Lee Road marker is on the pillar to the right. Monument Park is the site of Continental Army encampment in 1776.
(within shouting distance of this marker); General Horatio Gates (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); General George Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 of markers is located in Fort Lee’s Monument Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Monument Park. The Borough of Fort Lee website. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Fort Washington. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument
Monument Park, where the Continental Army camped during the Battle of New York, is home to a number of markers and monuments.
Fort Lee Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
4. Fort Lee Road
This is the road from Fort Lee to Washington's Hackensack headquarters. The view is east, towards Fort Lee.
Washington's Retreat Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
5. Washington's Retreat
This is Fort Lee Road looking west, in the directon that Gen. Washington and the Continental Army marched on their retreat from Fort Lee.
New Bridge Crossing Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
6. New Bridge Crossing
During their retreat from Fort Lee, the Continental Army crossed the Hackensack River at this location. They burned the wooden bridge after the crossing to slow British pursuit.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,200 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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