Union in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonel Elias Dayton
Dayton ordered a 4 pound
cannon to fire east on
Morris Ave. at the
advancing enemy. The
British were driven back
and retreated during the
evening of June 7, 1780.
Location. 40° 42.465′ N, 74° 18.087′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Morris Avenue (County Route 82), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is just east of the bridge over the Rahway River on the Union - Springfield border. Marker is in this post office area: Union NJ 07083, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jersey Militia and Continental Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cannonball House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonial Church (approx. half a mile away); Springfield (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Springfield (approx. half a mile away); Patriots who fell at Springfield (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . . The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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