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.
Also see . . . History of the Battle. “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 eavacuate their positions that night and march to Moorestown. The Hessians hold their position, making merry over the confiscated contents of a local brewery.” (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Ian Johns of Mount Holly, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 14 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.