1742-1786General Greene took command of Fort Lee on September 17, 1776 from General James Iwing. At that time there were around 2,667 troops stationed in Fort Lee. The encampment was the main quartermaster post for supplying men and equipment to Fort Washington on the New York side of the Hudson River during the Battle of New York. General Greene was a personal friend of George Washington and was one of the two generals to serve Washington throughout the war. He became a hero fighting the British in the Carolinas.
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|Placed By||Borough of Fort Lee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:32pm 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|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1590 Palisade Ave, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US|
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