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

General Nathaniel Greene

1742-1786

 
 
General Nathaniel Greene Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. General Nathaniel Greene Marker
Inscription.  
General Greene took command of Fort Lee on September 17, 1776 from General James Iwing. At that time there were around 2,667 troops stationed in Fort Lee. The encampment was the main quartermaster post for supplying men and equipment to Fort Washington on the New York side of the Hudson River during the Battle of New York. General Greene was a personal friend of George Washington and was one of the two generals to serve Washington throughout the war. He became a hero fighting the British in the Carolinas.
 
Erected 2004 by Borough of Fort Lee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1776.
 
Location. 40° 50.919′ N, 73° 58.166′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Palisade Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is at the southern entrance to Monument Park on Palisade Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. General Hugh Mercer (here, next to this marker); General George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (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 Henry Knox (within shouting distance of this marker); General Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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. Nathanial Greene. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Battle of Fort Washington. Revolutionary War website entry (Submitted on September 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker at Monument Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker at Monument Park
Monument Park is the site of Continental Army encampment in 1776.
Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument image. Click for more information.
Photographed 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.
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Equestrian Statue of Gen. Greene image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2006
4. Equestrian Statue of Gen. Greene
This statue of General Nathaniel Greene is located in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in North Carolina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,259 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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