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Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Paulus Hook

 
 
Paulus Hook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
1. Paulus Hook Marker
Inscription. Washington’s “Flying Camp” here in 1776. Later fort held by British during entire war despite American attacks.
 
Location. 40° 42.906′ N, 74° 2.251′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on Grand Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Empty Sky: New Jersey (approx. half a mile away); The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (approx. half a mile away); Central Railroad of NJ Employees (approx. half a mile away); The Historic Trilogy (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Bridge of Nations (approx. 0.7 miles away); Newport (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
 
Also see . . .  The attack on Paulus Hook. New Jersey During the Revolution. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers on Washington Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
2. Markers on Washington Street
Both of the blue markers seen behind the obelisk have identical text.
Battle of Paulus Hook Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
3. Battle of Paulus Hook Monument
On August 19, 1779, Col. "Light-Horse" Harry Lee led an attack on the Paulus Hook Fort. The Americans overran the fort and captured about 150 prisoners before heading back to Hackensack.
Site of the Paulus Hook Flying Camp image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
4. Site of the Paulus Hook Flying Camp
During the Revolutionary War, Paulus Hook was the closest point in New Jersey to New York City. Early in the war, Gen. Washington set up "flying camps," a group of highly mobile attack units positioned around New York. The Paulus Hook camp was abandoned in September 1776 when the Continental Army retreated through New York. The British held the fort for the rest of the war.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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