Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Nat'l Hist Trail"You will be pleased on the receipt of this, to order One hundred and fifty Men to bring thirty of the aforesaid Boats to Kings Ferry . . . "Washington to Alexander McDougall, August 18, 1781In August 1781, the Continental and French Armies were heading south toward Yorktown, Virginia, for one of the American Revolution's most crucial military engagements. They needed to cross the Hudson River far enough from New York City to avoid interference from the British stationed there. The allied generals chose to cross here, at King's Ferry, a well-established ½-mile crossing between Verplanck and Stony Point.Despite the narrow crossing, ferrying two armies across the Hudson created a bottleneck. The Continental Army began crossing on August 21, 1781, and finished the next day.The French Army also began on August 21st and finished August 25th. Once across the Hudson, the two armies proceeded south through New Jersey on the march to Yorktown.
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|Series||This marker is part of the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 586794 N 4566897|
|Decimal Degrees||41.24883333, -73.96408333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 14.93', W 73° 57.845'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 14' 55.8" N, 73° 57' 50.7" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Riverview Ave, Verplanck NY 10596, US|
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