Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The American Revolution was a war for independence between the thirteen American colonies and their parent country, Great Britain. When it was over, the colonies became the United States of America. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the thirteen colonies. From then on, Americans fought as citizens of a sovereign nation repelling an invasion by a foreign power.
In December 1776, the American army consisted of fewer than 3,000 badly clothed, equipped, and poorly fed men. On Christmas night in a blinding snowstorm, George Washington’s army crossed the Delaware and defeated Hessian troops in Trenton, NJ.
The war carried on through 1778 with the British attempting to separate New England from the southern colonies. By 1779, France and Spain had joined with the Americans, and Britain was faced with a possible war in Europe. On October 19, 1781, British General Cornwallis surrendered, and total peace came on October 19, 1783. 14,435 Americans died in the conflict.
Erected by The Master’s College.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 34° 22.649′ N, 118° 31.709′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Memorial can be reached from Walnut Street near Newhall Avenue. Located in the park at Veterans Historical Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24275 Walnut St, Newhall CA 91321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William J. Johnston Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Saugus School Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Bison (approx. ¼ mile away); End of an Era (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edison House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
More about this marker. Other markers nearby describe each major U.S. conflict.
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