cache type Christmas 1776 cache size

by bacgmz
(Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)

  

Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 40° 19.865'   W 074° 55.963'
New Hope,   Pennsylvania   18938
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 25 Nov 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00C51
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps half gps (easy)

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

Comments:
Parking available at the Thompson-Neely House. N 40 19.880 W 074 56.299.
The Thompson-Neely House, served as the headquarters of Brigadier General Lord Stirling prior to the battle of Trenton.

The park and historic buildings are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Noon until 5 p.m. (closed January 1 and Thanksgiving).

Maps are queued for generation.

In the fall of 1776, General George Washington and his army had suffered a series of defeats at the hands of the British Army. Washington was forced to retreat across New Jersey in November and finally to Pennsylvania on December 8, 1776.
As the harsh winter set in, the morale of the American troops was at an all-time low. The soldiers were forced to deal with a lack of food and warm clothing. Watching his army shrink because of desertions and expiring enlistments, Washington realized a victory was desperately needed. He devised a plan to cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and attack the nearby Hessian garrison at Trenton, New Jersey.
The plan required Washington to move 2,400 men, eighteen cannons, at least four ammunition wagons and fifty to seventy-five horses across the Delaware River the night of December 25, 1776.

Washington Crossing Historic Park was founded in 1917 to preserve the site from which General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas 1776.

The 500 acre park is divided into two sections. The Thompson's Mill section is 1.5 miles southeast of New Hope on Route 32. The McConkey's Ferry section, 5 miles farther south on Route 32, is the location of the park's Visitor Center and also the site of the annual reenactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware (held at 1 p.m. every Christmas Day)

Tucked away within the park’s boundaries there is a little known memorial to America’s first unknown soldiers. Seek out this cache and pay your respects to these brave men.