Soldier Hut

Soldier Hut (HM4T7)

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

N 40° 50.913', W 73° 57.821'

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At Fort Lee, "hutting" - the building of permanent huts - was started at General Greene's command to:

"Fix proper places for barracks, none to be nearer the fort than 50 rods?build timber huts?boards are to be had only for the roof. The huts were to be 12 feet long by 9 feet wide, to have stone chimneys and to be ranged in proper streets."

The huts, each housing 8 men, had earth flooring with sod, mud and clay used to chink the log timbers. Stone, used for the fireplace and chimney, was cemented with clay or possibly lime mortar.

As late as 1900, just about 50 rods (825 feet) from the bastion site at the edge of Fort Lee Borough, stone heaps lined in regular rows could still be seen marking the location of some of those huts.
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HM NumberHM4T7
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Placed ByFort Lee Historic Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 10:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587355 N 4522461
Decimal Degrees40.84855000, -73.96368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.913', W 73° 57.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 54.78" N, 73° 57' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15-39 Henry Hudson Dr, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US
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