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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomingdale September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Korean War (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vietnam War (approx. 1.2 miles away); Slater’s Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pompton Lakes Train Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Union Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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Pompton Lakes Post Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pompton Lakes High School (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomingdale.
 
Also see . . .
1. "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 Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Federal Hill Mutiny, Pompton, N.J. Letters documenting the dramatic events of January 1781. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Federal Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 December 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,153 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Nov. 26, 2022