King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Commander in Chief’s Guards
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—Valley Forge National Historical Park —
< Sidebar: > In General Orders issued from Headquarters in Cambridge on March 11, 1776 Washington stated he wanted men “for their sobriety, honesty, and good behaviour; he wishes them to be from five feet, eight inches high, to five feet, ten inches; handsomely and well made, and as there is nothing in his eyes more desirable, than Clealiness in a Soldier, he desires that particular attention may be made, in the choice of such men, as are neat, and spruce.”
Erected by Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Location. 40° 6.105′ N, 75° 27.584′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Valley Forge Road ( Touch for map. Marker is on the tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park at stop 5, Washington’s Headquarters. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remembering Valley Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Village of Valley Forge (about 300 feet away); American Icon (about 400 feet away); North of the River (about 400 feet away); Did You Know? (about 400 feet away); Why Valley Forge? (about 400 feet away); Washington’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of three members of Washington’s life guards in front of the soldier huts. The bottom left of the marker contains a picture of “The Banner of the Guard. Copyright Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 A, F, & A. M. Photography by Arthur W. Pierson.” It has a caption of “When Baron de Steuben arrived in February 1778, the 47 privates in the Guard were all Virginians. At Steuben’s request 100 additional soldiers from states other than Virginia were annexed to the guard. Under
Also see . . . Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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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 927 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.