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

Battle of Springfield

 
 
Battle of Springfield Marker (Restored) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2014
1. Battle of Springfield Marker (Restored)
Inscription.
Here, June 23, 1780, 1500 Americans under Greene and Dayton, were attacked by 5000 British and Hessians under Clinton and Knyphausen enroute to capture stores at Morristown. The British burned Springfield, but were defeated.
 
Erected by New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Location. 40° 42.597′ N, 74° 18.409′ W. Marker is in Springfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Morris Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Morris Avenue, Springfield NJ 07081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cannonball House (here, next to this marker); Colonial Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Springfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patriots who fell at Springfield (approx. mile away); The Jersey Militia and Continental Army (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Elias Dayton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield.
Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Battle of Springfield Marker
(Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Springfield at the Hutching House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Battle of Springfield at the Hutching House
The Hutching House in the background was one of only four houses in Springfield not burned by the British after the battle.
Hutching House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Hutching House
Although it survived being burned by the retreating British, the Hutching House was damaged by cannon fire during the battle. It is believed that the British used this house as a temporary hospital.
 
 
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