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On This High Ground

 
 
On This High Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
1. On This High Ground Marker
Inscription. On this high ground the 7th Regiment of the British Army had its camp and a redoubt while General Howe and his troops occupied New Brunswick December 1, 1776 to June 22, 1777.

At the edge of the hill above the river a battery of the American Army under Captain Alexander Hamilton covered the crossing while General Washington with his troops in retreat was in the city November 29 to December 1, 1776.
 
Erected 1930 by New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
 
Location. 40° 30.112′ N, 74° 26.878′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Seminary Place, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Rutgers Student Activities Center, on the grounds of Rutgers University. Marker is in this post office area: New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel S. Schanck Observatory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Queen’s College (approx. ¼ mile away); Men of Rutgers College (approx. ¼ mile away); Theological Education in Old Queens (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Queens (approx. ¼
Marker on Seminary Place image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
2. Marker on Seminary Place
mile away); Alexander Hamilton Horse Artillery Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Geology Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Class of 1924 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at New Brunswick Theological Seminary image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
3. Marker at New Brunswick Theological Seminary
The British caught up with the Americans here in New Brunswick in November, 1776. Capt. Alexander Hamilton's cannonade bought time to allow Washington and the army to continue their retreat across New Jersey.
On This High Ground Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
4. On This High Ground Marker from the street
The view of the marker from the street illustrates the high ground of Hamilton's Battery and the subsequent British redoubt.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on , by Robert C. Goodyear of Warminster, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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