1732-1799General Washington was in Fort Lee many times during the Battle of New York. His main headquarters was in Hackensack, but had a temporary headquarters in Fort Lee near Anderson Avenue and Elizabeth Street. His main objective in Fort Lee was to observe and see that Fort Washington, across the Hudson River, was well prepared for the coming battle with British forces. He also wanted to make sure that the British fleet did not sail up the Hudson River. By standing on the top of the palisades in Fort Lee, he had a good view of what was going on in the Battle of New York. General Washington was responsible for changing the name of the town from Fort Constitution to Fort Lee.
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|Series||This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series|
|Placed By||Borough of Fort Lee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 586879 N 4522491|
|Decimal Degrees||40.84886667, -73.96933333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 50.932', W 73° 58.16'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 50' 55.92" N, 73° 58' 9.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1590-1592 Palisade Ave, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US|
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