Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Milford in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

These are the times that try men’s souls . . .

November 1776

 
 
These are the times that try men’s souls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 21, 2021
1. These are the times that try men’s souls Marker
Inscription.  
You are standing on the very spot that Washington and his men had to cross to avoid being trapped by the Hackensack River by the pursuing British.

Thomas Paine penned The American Crisis as a response to a series of defeats and the heartbreaking retreat across New Jersey.

“The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman . . .
Our first object was to secure the bridge over the Hackensack, which laid up the river between the enemy and us, about six miles from us, and three from them. General Washington arrived in about three-quarters of an hour, and marched at the head of the troops towards the bridge, which place I expected we should have a brush for, however, they did not choose to dispute it with us, and the greatest part of our troops went over the bridge . . . ”

< Sidebar : >
Thomas Paine,
pamphleteer, abolitionist, and champion of the common man. Author of The American Crisis & Common Sense,
Paine wrote passionately to
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
end to British tyranny. His pamphlets were widely read, and The Crisis is considered key to rallying support when “the sunshine patriots” had all gone home.
This statue, designed by Sir Charles Wheeler, is located in Thetford, England where Paine was born.
 
Erected 2021 by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is November 20, 1776.
 
Location. 40° 54.843′ N, 74° 1.796′ W. Marker is in New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Old New Bridge Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Milford NJ 07646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Brett Park / New Bridge Area (a few steps from this marker); Cattails = Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Timeline of Events at New Bridge in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge
These are the times that try men’s souls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 21, 2021
2. These are the times that try men’s souls Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
More about this marker. The bottom left of the marker contains a Washington’s Army 1776 Retreat Route marker that appear throughout New Jersey.
The sidebar includes a photo of the Thomas Paine statue mentioned on the marker.
The background of the marker features a map indicating The British Invasion & Washington’s Retreat of November 20-21, 1776. It indicated the route taken by Washington’s Army from Fort Lee to New Bridge and the route that the British took from Lower Closter Landing to New Bridge. Also noted are events that occurred during each march.
 
These are the times that try men’s souls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 21, 2021
3. These are the times that try men’s souls Marker
Marker at New Bridge Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 21, 2021
4. Marker at New Bridge Landing
The marker is located on the east side of the bridge.
Closeup of British Invasion & Washington's Retreat map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 21, 2021
5. Closeup of British Invasion & Washington's Retreat map
New Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 21, 2021
6. New Bridge Marker
The marker can be seen behind the Continental soldiers at the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2021, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2021, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=186505

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 20, 2024