King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Despite the orders, hut size, location, and material varied – as these reconstructions demonstrate. Men from different regions were familiar with different building techniques, a few were skilled craftsmen. A surgeon’s mate wrote home, “have one Dull ax to build a Logg Hutt When it will be done knows not.”
“And as encouragement to industry and art, the General promises to reward the party in each regiment, which finishes their hut in the quickest, and most workmanlike manner, with twelve dollars.” - General Orders December 18, 1777
Erected by Valley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 40° 5.84′ N, 75° 25.525′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Outer Line Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Greene’s Division (a few steps from this marker); Winter Encampment (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers’ Huts (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Greene’s Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); DeKalb’s Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); DeKalb's Division (Learned's Brigade) (approx. half a mile away); Maine (approx. half a mile away); Patriots of African Descent (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. The marker features a picture of the Continental soldiers constructing the huts. A smaller picture on the bottom right of the marker has the caption “By mid-January most soldiers were housed, twelve to a hut.”
Also see . . . Valley Forge. National Park Service site. Under the Photos and Multimedia navigation section are links to various video and audio podcasts about Valley Forge. (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.