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King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On the Lookout

 
 
On the Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2019
1. On the Lookout Marker
Inscription.  
The five redoubts were positioned on high points, each visible to each other. Officers used telescopes to observe and communicate visually. The frame is aimed toward Redoubt 3 on Mount Joy.

Redoubt 3 anchored the southwest end of the inner defense line. Overlooking one of the encampment roads, it defended the southern approaches to Valley Forge.
 
Erected by Valley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 40° 5.921′ N, 75° 25.496′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Outer Line Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Valley Forge National Historical Park at Stop 2 on the auto tour road. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Advance Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); Protection from Attack (a few steps from this marker); Are the British Coming? (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene’s Division
On the Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2019
2. On the Lookout Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); A City of Huts (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Log City (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Greene’s Division (about 600 feet away); Winter Encampment (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
 
More about this marker. Two Colonial officers are pictured on the right side of the marker.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker Inside the Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2019
3. Marker Inside the Redoubt
Redoubt 3 on Mount Joy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2019
4. Redoubt 3 on Mount Joy
As stated on the marker, this Redoubt anchored the southwest end of the inner defense line.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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