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Washington Passed Beneath this Tower

 
 
Washington Passed Beneath this Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
1. Washington Passed Beneath this Tower Marker
Inscription.  
“There went with him a band of men whose hearts God had touched.” 1. Samuel 10:26.
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This tablet placed here by
The New Jersey Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution
on its twenty-fifth anniversary
commemorating the fact
that Washington and his army, in November 1776, passed beneath the shadow of this tower in masterly retreat across New Jersey to the hills beyond the Delaware, where they gathered strength for the bold blows struck at Trenton and Princeton for American Independence, and in an acknowledgement of gratitude to Almighty God for His many blessings bestowed upon out nation.
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March 7, 1914

 
Erected 1914 by New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1914.
 
Location. 40° 44.423′ N, 74° 10.156′ 
Marker on Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
2. Marker on Broad Street
Marker is located to the left of the front door of Trinity Church.
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W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Rector Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey (here, next to this marker); Historic Site (here, next to this marker); Trinity Church (here, next to this marker); Griffith Piano Company (a few steps from this marker); Training Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip Kearny (about 400 feet away); Historic Plane Tree (about 400 feet away); The Wars of America (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
3. Trinity Church
The original church on this site was built in 1746. The tower in the photo, which Washington "passed beneath the shadow of" is original to the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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