War Comes to Valley Forge

War Comes to Valley Forge (HMJ78)

Location: King of Prussia, PA 19406 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 6.135', W 75° 27.681'

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The British Raid

Just upstream is the site of the Valley Forge, for which this area was named. The Continental Army used the forge to store foods and weapons. Three months before the winter encampment, the British swept through on September 18, 1777 and burned the forge and other buildings. Much-needed supplies were lost, despite the desperate attempt of a small Continental force to transport them across the Schuylkill River to safety. The British fired some parting shots at the fleeing rebels, killing one man. This small skirmish would be the only fighting to take place at Valley Forge.
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HM NumberHMJ78
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 460678 N 4439208
Decimal Degrees40.10225000, -75.46135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.135', W 75° 27.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 8.10" N, 75° 27' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3020 Valley Creek Rd, King of Prussia PA 19406, US
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