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

Poor’s Brigade

Continental Army

 

—Valley Forge   December 19 1777   June 18 1778 —

 
Poor’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
1. Poor’s Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Division
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Poor’s Brigade
Brig. Gen. Enoch Poor
commanding

1st Regiment New Hampshire Infantry   Col. Joseph Cilley
2nd Regiment New Hampshire Infantry   Col. Nathan Hale
3rd Regiment New Hampshire Infantry   Col. Alexander Scammell
2nd Regiment New York Infantry   Col. Philip Cortlandt
4th Regiment New York Infantry   Col. Henry Livingston

 
Location. 40° 5.332′ N, 75° 26.219′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is on the tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Outer Line Road, King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Columns (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Arch at Valley Forge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massachusetts Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Freemasons of Pennsylvania (approx. ¼ mile away); Glover’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Valley Forge Hut (approx. ¼ mile away); Maine (approx. 0.4 miles away); DeKalb's Division (Learned's Brigade) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
 
Also see . . .
Marker in Valley Forge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
2. Marker in Valley Forge
The New Hampshire and New York soldier huts can be seen in the photo behind the marker.
 Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Poor’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
3. Poor’s Brigade Marker
Soldier Huts image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
4. Soldier Huts
These huts, located near the marker, are replicas of those occupied by the New Hampshire and New York troops under Gen. Poor during the winter encampment of 1777-78.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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