Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington’s Retreat to Victory
November 20th, 1776
The Continental Army’s retreat route ran from the bluffs of Fort Lee’s Palisades, site of the American fortifications and nearby encampment, west on Fort Lee Road (present day Main Street) and continued west through the current towns of Leonia, Englewood, Teaneck, New Milford, and River Edge to Hackensack, where the troops spent their last night in Bergen County. Along this route in Fort Lee, General Washington turned defeat into later victories at Trenton and Princeton. The army was saved to continue the fight for independence and eventual victory, due to one of the most successful retreats in military history.
Marker Sponsored by
The Cafasso Family
Dedicated November 20th, 2013
Erected 2013 by Borough of Fort Lee.
Location. 40° 51.415′ N, 73° 58.767′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Jones Road, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. March to Trenton (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge World/Peerless & Metropolitan Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); Willat/Fox & Triangle Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); F. F. Fred Cavaliere (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Éclair Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Washington’s Retreat to Victory (approx. half a mile away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lee.
More about this marker. The seal of the Borough of Fort Lee and two images of Gen. George Washington appear at the top of the marker.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Four markers on Main Street that describe the American Army’s retreat from Fort Lee.
Also see . . . Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on November 26, 2013, 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 November 26, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 26, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.