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Bloomingdale in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Federal Hill Historic Site

 
 
Federal Hill Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
1. Federal Hill Historic Site Marker
Inscription. The site of the Revolutionary War era Pompton Mutiny which occurred in the cold harsh winter of 1781. It was in the eastern valley overlooking Bloomingdale that an encampment of weary troops mutinied. Consequently, their two ringleaders were arrested, tried, and executed in the vicinity of what is now known as Union Avenue.
 
Location. 41° 0.92′ N, 74° 18.79′ W. Marker is in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Union Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomingdale NJ 07403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slater’s Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pompton Lakes Train Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pompton Lakes Post Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pompton Lakes High School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pompton Reformed Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Monument (approx. 1˝ miles away); Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mutiny! Ringleaders condemned and shot; British agents hang. August 26, 2001 article from The Star-Ledger about the Federal Hill Mutiny.
Union Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
2. Union Avenue Marker
The mutiny that occurred here on January 20, 1780 was the third of that winter by Continental soldiers. After being met by six hundred loyal troops sent by Gen. Washington from West Point, the mutinous soldiers disbanded. Three of the ringleaders were sentenced to hang. One was pardoned, but Sergeants David Gilmore and John Tuttle were executed near here.
(Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. "A MOST PAINFUL TASK". The Execution of the Federal Hill Mutineers, 1781. First-Person Account of the Executions. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Federal Hill Mutiny, Pompton, N.J. Letters documenting the dramatic events of January 1781. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Federal Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
3. Federal Hill Marker
Federal Hill can be seen in this photo behind the marker. In addition to serving as a lookout point and the scene of the executions of the 1781 mutineers during the Revolutionary War, Federal Hill was used as an ammo dump during World War I, and was later used by Nazis as a recruitment camp for young people.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,832 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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