Log City

Log City (HM3LZ)

Location: Wayne, PA 19087 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 5.84', W 75° 25.525'

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Following their arrival December 19, 1777, the men immediately set to work building huts for shelter. General orders the preceding day specified the size and design of the huts: 14 x 16 feet each, 6½ feet high, a door next to the street and a fireplace in the rear.

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
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HM NumberHM3LZ
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Placed ByValley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:51am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 463738 N 4438647
Decimal Degrees40.09733333, -75.42541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.84', W 75° 25.525'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 50.40" N, 75° 25' 31.50" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51-71 N Outer Line Dr, Wayne PA 19087, US
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