Site Marker -- Quarters of Lord Stirling QUARTERS OF MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM ALEXANDER LORD STIRLING CONTINENTAL ARMY DURING THE VALLEY FORGE ENCAMPMENT DECEMBER 19, 1777 - JUNE 19, 1778 MAJ. JAMES MONROE FIFTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ALSO QUARTERED HERE AS AIDE-DE-CAMP TO STIRLING HOME OF PARSON WILLIAM CURRIE ERECTED BY THE PA. SOCIETY SONS OF THE REVOLUTION DECEMBER 19, 1975 DESCRIPTION: Granite monument, monolith with incised inscription. Size 52" x 54" x 13 1/2". DONOR & DATE: Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution, 1975. HISTORICAL DATA: William Alexander, Lord Stirling, considered himself a British Lord through his family lineage and it is a curious inconsistency that he was called Lord Stirling throughout the war, even by Washington. Stirling commanded troops from New Jersey and appears to have been in charge of the Artificers, skilled craftsmen who repaired camp and military equipment.
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