Springfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Springfield
Here, June 23, 1780, 1500 Americans under Greene and Dayton, were attacked by 5000 British and Hessians under Clinton and Knyphausen enroute to capture stores at Morristown. The British burned Springfield, but were defeated.
Erected by New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 42.597′ N, 74° 18.409′ W. Marker is in Springfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Morris Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Morris Avenue, Springfield NJ 07081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cannonball House (here, next to this marker); Colonial Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Springfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Springfield (approx. ¼ mile away); Patriots who fell at Springfield (approx. ¼ mile away); The Jersey Militia and Continental Army To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Elias Dayton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,143 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.