Apartment residents in National Park live across the Delaware River from the Philadelphia
Naval Complex - a reminder that their borough's history is uniquely tied to American military history.
Most notably, National Park is the home of the legendary Fort Mercer - one of two forts, including Fort Mifflin, constructed by General George Washington's forces during the Revolutionary War to prevent the British from proceeding down the river to Philadelphia. The fort is also renowned among National Park apartment residents and history buffs the world over as the site of a famous victory for American troops, when an undermanned collection of soldiers beat back a larger force of German mercenaries hired by the British in the Battle of Red Bank.
Today, apartment residents can pay their respects to their American forefathers by paying a visit to the Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park. Though Fort Mercer was eventually destroyed and abandoned, National Park apartment residents can still visit the park and the museum and monument that stand in its place today.
The James and Ann Whitall House is a central feature to the park, as it is the site where many Continental soldiers - and even enemy forces - were tended to and cared after by the Whitall family. Apartment residents in National Park can visit the home today and pay their respects to Ann, who in her time was known as the Heroine of Red Bank.
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