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Springfield Township in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Petticoat Bridge Skirmish

December 23, 1776

 
 
Petticoat Bridge Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
1. Petticoat Bridge Skirmish Marker
Inscription.
On orders from General Washington to pull Hessian troops southward from positions of support near Trenton, 600 Americans, stationed at Mount Holly under Colonel Samuel Griffin, attacked a Hessian outpost here on December 21. When the 3,000 Hessians quartered in Burlington County retaliated by marching against Petticoat Bridge on December 23, they were met with a barrage of gunfire. Following a sharp skirmish, the Americans withdrew to Mount Holly luring the Hessians still further from Trenton.
Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Burlington County Cultural & Heritage Commission

 
Erected by County of Burlington.
 
Location. 40° 3.209′ N, 74° 44.546′ W. Marker is in Springfield Township, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Petticoat Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located by the bridge at the Springfield / Mansfield border. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Keeler Oak Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Keeler Oak
Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
2. Springfield Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); On a tree south of this spot (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hunt Brothers Circus (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kinkora Branch Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mansion of James Langstaff (approx. 4.5 miles away); Girard House (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at the Petticoat Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
3. Marker at the Petticoat Bridge
The Petticoat Bridge can be seen in this photo to the left of the marker.
Petticoat Bridge Stream image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
4. Petticoat Bridge Stream
This is the stream spanned by the Petticoat Bridge.
Comfrontation in Mount Holly image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 13, 2014
5. Comfrontation in Mount Holly
American Militia forces take on British troops in Mount Holly in a reenactment of the Battle of Iron Works Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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