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— Valley Forge National Historical Park —Always present, Washington's guard occupied huts here. This special detachment was created to protect the Commander in Chief, his official family, and his equipment, supplies, and papers. Washington required that each life guard, as they called themselves, be a native born American. It was assumed such men would be loyal, as they had a vested interest in the success of the war. Today this tradition continues in the form of the Third United States Infantry, a unit that stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington.
|Placed By||Valley Forge National Historical Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 460815 N 4439151|
|Decimal Degrees||40.10175000, -75.45973333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 6.105', W 75° 27.584'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 6' 6.30" N, 75° 27' 35.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||484, 610, 215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10 Joseph Plumb Martin Trail, King of Prussia PA 19406, US|
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