King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
DeKalb's Division (Learned's Brigade)
Major General Baron DeKalb
Major General Baron DeKalb
Brig. General Ebenezer Learned
2nd Massachusetts Infantry • Col. John Bailey
8th Massachusetts Infantry • Col. Michael Jackson
9th Massachusetts Infantry • Col. James Wesson
Location. 40° 5.616′ N, 75° 26.037′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Outer Line Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This is the fifth monument traveling west, away form the welcome center. This marker is .81 miles from the welcome center. Some parking is available roadside or at nearby lots intermittently spaced along the Encampment Tour. 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. Maine (here, next to this marker); DeKalb’s Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massachusetts Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glover’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freemasons of Pennsylvania The National Arch at Valley Forge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Poor’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Columns (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. This is the fourth in a series of granite & bronze monuments which line the encampment road tour here at Valley Forge National Historic Park. This marker acknowledges the 2nd, 8th & 9th Massachusetts Infantry & is the second to bear the DeKalb name.
There are dozens of these stone/bronze markers on the encampment tour as part of the Valley Forge National Historical Park. This one, like the others consists of a huge stone marker, about six feet tall, smooth in the front and back with the sides roughly hewn. The stone is about five feet wide, just short of the height and is about afoot and a half deep. There is a three by four foot bronze tablet attached to the center of the stone monument. The is another monument a few hundred feet away which bears the same name but a different brigade.
In back of the monument is an asphalt jogging/walking path which follows the tour route.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.