Mount Holly in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Ironworks Hill
1776 was fought the
Battle of Ironworks
Hill. This diversionary
tactic aided Washington
to capture Trenton.
Erected by Congregation of Saint Andrew’s Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1776.
Location. 39° 59.312′ N, 74° 47.137′ W. Marker is in Mount Holly, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Pine Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located inside St. Andrew’s Graveyard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Holly NJ 08060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Iron Works Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Woolman’s Tailor Shop & 2nd Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); History Millstone Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Calvert’s Hardware Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grist Mill Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shinn-Curtis Log HouseHouse of John R. Slack (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Holly.
More about this marker. By December 24, some 2,000 Hessians had been lured south to The Mount in Mount Holly, where they engaged in a day-long cannonade with rebel forces occupying Iron Works Hill on the far side of the town, south of Rancocas Creek. The Americans eavacuated their positions that night and marched to Moorestown.
Also see . . . The Battle of Ironworks Hill. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 23, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on December 13, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.