1726-1777Fort Lee was constructed by General Mercer on October 18, 1776 on orders from General George Washington. Originally called Fort Constitution, it was re-christened Fort Lee in honor of General Charles Lee, second in command of the Continental Army, by orders of General George Washington. Monument Park was the campgrounds for the Continental Army troops. General Mercer was killed at the Battle of Princeton on January 12, 1777.
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|Placed By||Borough of Fort Lee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 2:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 586870 N 4522467|
|Decimal Degrees||40.84865000, -73.96943333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 50.919', W 73° 58.166'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 50' 55.14" N, 73° 58' 9.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1590 Palisade Ave, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US|
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