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Battle of Springfield

 
 
Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
1. Battle of Springfield Marker
Inscription. At this site during the Battle of Springfield on June 23, 1780, the Americans, consisting of Continental Dragoons and the militia of this and surrounding neighborhoods, under Colonel “Light Horse” Harry Lee, Colonel Matthias Ogden, and Captain George Walker, encountered the right column of the British forces which were being led to an attack on General Greene at Short Hills, and maintained the contest until the enemy diverted his course.
 
Location. 40° 43.276′ N, 74° 17.427′ W. Marker is in Millburn, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Vauxhall Road (County Route 630), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the Vauxhall Road over the Rahway River. Marker is in this post office area: Millburn NJ 07041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Delaying Action (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Rock (approx. mile away); General Sir Henry Clinton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Last British Thrust into New Jersey (approx. one mile away); Paper Mill Playhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Angelo Del Rossi
Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
2. Battle of Springfield Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Baldwin Court (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colonel Elias Dayton (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millburn.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Little's Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
3. Marker on Little's Bridge
The Americans met the British and Hessian army under Knyphausen as they crossed the Rahway River here on June 23, 1780 during the Battle of Springfield.
Little's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
4. Little's Bridge Marker
Marker is located on the bridge that spans the Rahway River in Millburn.
The Hessian House - circa 1730 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
5. The Hessian House - circa 1730
This house, one of only four not burned by the retreating British, is located near the marker. According to legend, a pair of Hessian deserters hid here during the Battle of Springfield.
 
 
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