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Woodbury in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cornwallis’s Headquarters

 
 
Cornwallis’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
1. Cornwallis’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Nov. 21-24, 1777, Cornwallis had headquarters opposite the Court House. His troops camped on the Meeting House grounds. Many soldiers carried from the battle at Red Bank were buried here in the Strangers Burying Ground.
 
Erected by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Location. 39° 50.37′ N, 75° 9.123′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker is on N Broad Street (County Route 551), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Historical Society Headquarters, between Hunter Street and Newton Street. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury NJ 08096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Captain James Lawrence (here, next to this marker); The Victor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ladd’s Castle (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jonas Cattell (approx. 2 miles away); Welcome to Red Bank Battlefield (approx. 2.9 miles away); National Park Armed Service Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Operations on the Delaware (approx. 2.9 miles away); James and Ann Whitall House (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbury.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
2. Marker in Woodbury
Woodbury Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
3. Woodbury Historical Society
Cornwallis made his headquarters in this house, which was the home of Captain James Lawrence, a hero in the War of 1812. Today it serves as headquarters of the Woodbury Historical Society. The marker can be seen to the right in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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