The Grand Parade

The Grand Parade (HM3A9)

Location: King of Prussia, PA 19406 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 6.181', W 75° 26.793'

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Cannon smoke clouds the fields below. A roar of muskets crisscrosses the Grand Parade as thousands of double-ranked troops perform a feu de joie ("fire of joy.")

To celebrate the signing of the French Treaty of Alliance, General Washington reviews the troops of the entire encampment May 6, 1778. The Grand Parade becomes a showplace for the newly trained and disciplined Continental Army - a tribute to Baron von Steuben's intensive drilling.

The signing of the Treaties of Commerce and Alliance with France was a crucial step forward victory. For the first time, a major power officially recognized the independence of the United States, assuring a steady flow of foreign aid. France soon became Great Britain's open enemy.
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HM NumberHM3A9
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Placed ByNational Park Service Valley Forge National Historical Park Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:55pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 461939 N 4439286
Decimal Degrees40.10301667, -75.44655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.181', W 75° 26.793'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 10.86" N, 75° 26' 47.58" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-416 PA-23, King of Prussia PA 19406, US
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