Firearm – Fort Lee Historic Park – Fort Lee, NJ.

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Soldiers at Fort Lee grabbed their muskets, dropped their supplies and marched off in haste thus escaping certain defeat and capture. The main body headed northwest to cross a new bridge over the Hackensack River (now New Bridge Landing) to safety while others fled to the Meadowlands salt marshes. A handful, too drunk to obey orders, were the only prisoners taken. General Washington left Hackensack to a temporary position of safety across the Hackensack River in what is now Englewood.

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