Near Columbus in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On a Tree South of this Spot
On a tree south of this spot British Corporal John Fisher, 28th. Regiment who had deserted the British to join the Rebels was caught, tried and convicted. He was hung at 10 AM June 22, 1778
Erected by Mansfield Township Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1861.
Location. 40° 4.33′ N, 74° 43.854′ W. Marker is near Columbus, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Columbus Road (County Route 543) 0.3 miles east of Petticoat Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NJ 08022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Keeler Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Keeler Oak Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Petticoat Bridge Skirmish (approx. 1.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Hospital (approx. 2 miles away); Kinkora Branch Railroad (approx. 3.4 miles away); Roebling Roll of Honor (approx. 3.7 miles away); Chain placed across the streetHunt Brothers Circus (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . Drummer Fisher Hung from a Tree. Journal of the American Revolution website entry (Submitted on December 16, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.