Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine (HM4QV)

Location: Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Bergen County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 50.946', W 73° 58.153'

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1737-1809

Author-Soldier

"Common Sense" ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "American Crisis"
? January 10, 1776 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? December 19, 1776

Thomas Paine volunteered for the Continental Army. He marched to Amboy, New Jersey, located off the tip of Staten Island where the British began the invasion of New York. He arrived before the first 9,3000 Redcoats landed and stayed until the fighting went north. Paine then went to Fort Lee where General Nathaniel Greene appointed him as one of his aides. While stationed at Fort Lee, he authored "The American Crisis" pamphlet which contained the famous quote "These are the times that try men's souls." Fort Lee (Monument Park area) is the site where this most influential writing was conceived. Paine's passion and writings about freedom had a great influence on many of the delegates that created the Declaration of Independence.
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HM NumberHM4QV
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByBorough of Fort Lee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:10pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586888 N 4522517
Decimal Degrees40.84910000, -73.96921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.946', W 73° 58.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 56.76" N, 73° 58' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1592-1604 Palisade Ave, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US
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