Enigma of the British ArmyDuring the 1777 encampment, Washington's heavily entrenched stronghold defied the massed British Army of 18,000 under Howe and prevented the British movement against Philadelphia by land (June 14 to 30). This delay caused Howe to move by sea, with great loss of time. The last defenses of the American Capitol were not overcome until late November 1777. It was too late to assist Burgoyne, who in turn was forced to surrender at Saratoga, Oct. 17, 1777.
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|Series||This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series|
|Placed By||Washington Camp Ground Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 539100 N 4492172|
|Decimal Degrees||40.57941667, -74.53800000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 34.765', W 74° 32.28'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 34' 45.90" N, 74° 32' 16.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||732, 908, 848|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1741-1783 Middlebrook Rd, Bound Brook NJ 08805, US|
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