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Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Horatio Gates

1727-1806

 
 
General Horatio Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. General Horatio Gates Marker
Inscription. General Gates was commissioned a Brigadier General and was appointed Adjutant General of the Continental Army in 1775 by orders of General Washington. He was in Fort Lee with General Washington in October 1776.
 
Erected 2004 by Borough of Fort Lee.
 
Location. 40° 50.904′ N, 73° 58.113′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Parker Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the southern entrance to Monument Park on Parker Avenue. 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. General Henry Knox (here, next to this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lee Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Army Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); General Nathaniel Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lee.
 
Related markers.
Marker at Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker at Monument Park
Monument Park is the site of Continental Army encampment in 1776.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This set of markers is located in Fort Lee’s Monument Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major General Horatio Gates. The American Revolution. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Monument Park. The Borough of Fort Lee website. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Fort Washington. The American Revolution. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument
Monument Park, where the Continental Army camped during the Battle of New York, is home to a number of markers and monuments.
General Horatio Gates image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. General Horatio Gates
This c. 1782 portrait of Horatio Gates by James Peale, after his older brother Charles Willson Peale, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Horatio Gates, a professional soldier in the British army, fought in the French and Indian War and rose to the rank of major before peace put an end to his advancement. In 1772 he sold his commission and purchased a farm in Virginia. Upon the outbreak of war with England, Congress promptly appointed him a brigadier general in the Continental army.

Gates was awarded a congressional gold medal for his "brave and successful efforts" to bring about the surrender of General John Burgoyne and his whole army at Saratoga in September 1777. But his reputation was ruined by his ignominious defeat at Camden in 1780. ‘Was there ever so precipitate a flight,’ jested Alexander-Hamilton about Gates's hasty retreat. ‘It does admirable credit to the activity of a man at his time of life.’” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,988 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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