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William Alexander – Lord Stirling

1725 - 1783

 
 
William Alexander – Lord Stirling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
1. William Alexander – Lord Stirling Marker
Inscription.
To Honor
William Alexander – Lord Stirling
1725 – 1783

American Patriot – Friend of Washington
Lord Stirling
crossed Acquackanonk Bridge with eight
regiments of New Jersey Militia,
November 14, 1776.

Set up headquarters
at Blanchard House opposite the bridge
as Commander of the Guards.
Quartered here 1776 – 1779.

Commanded New Jersey troops
at Battle of Trenton, December 26, 1776.

Brigades encamped at
Valley Forge, Penn. December 31, 1777.

Northern Division American Army with
Headquarters at Albany, New York
1781 – 1783

Reverently placed by
Nova Caesrea and Acquackanonk Landing Chapters
Daughters of the American Revolution
March 21, 1929

 
Erected 1929 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.269′ N, 74° 7.249′ W. Marker is in Passaic, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Gregory Avenue and River Drive, on the left when traveling east on Gregory Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Burger King parking
Lord Stirling Marker in Passaic image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
2. Lord Stirling Marker in Passaic
The Acquackanonk Bridge, that Lord Stirling and his men crossed on November 14, 1776 during the retreat across New Jersey, can be seen in the background of this photo.
lot. Marker is in this post office area: Passaic NJ 07055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Acquackanonk Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Tree (about 300 feet away); The Blanchard House (about 300 feet away); General John J. Pershing (about 400 feet away); Daughters of the American Revolution (about 400 feet away); Acquacknonk Bridge (about 400 feet away); The Land Upon Which We Pray (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Passaic.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
William Alexander – Lord Stirling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
3. William Alexander – Lord Stirling Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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