Lafayette EncampmentThe Continental Army advanced to Englewood on August 23, 1780, with some units foraging as far south as Jersey City. The main body of the army moved west of the Hackensack River on September 4th, camping in two lines west of Kinderkamack Road, one atop the ridge and one below. The camp extended from River Edge Road two miles north to the vicinity of Soldier Hill. The artillery park was near their center along Ridgewood Avenue. Light infantry was posted on the heights behind New Bridge in Van Saun Co. Park. Lafayette had his headquarters at the north end of the encampment, near this spot. The army departed on September 20, 1780.
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|Series||This marker is part of the New Jersey: Bergen County Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Bergen County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 581564 N 4534826|
|Decimal Degrees||40.96051667, -74.03075000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 57.631', W 74° 1.845'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 57' 37.86" N, 74° 1' 50.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 572-594 County Rd 503, Oradell NJ 07649, US|
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