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Springfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cannonball House

 
 
The Cannonball House Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. The Cannonball House Markers
Markers are to the right of the front door.
Inscription.  (Upper Plaque):
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior


(Lower Plaque):
The Cannon Ball House
Farmstead and dwelling built about 1740. Cannonball pierced the west wall during the Battle of Springfield, June 23, 1780.

New Jersey State Chapter Daughters
of Founders and Patriots of America
1957

 
Erected 1957 by New Jersey State Chapter Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1780.
 
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. Battle of Springfield (here, next to this marker); Colonial Church (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); 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 . . .
1. The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. New Jersey during the Revolution website entry (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Springfield Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
The Cannonball House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. The Cannonball House
The Hutching House is called the Cannonball House because it was hit by cannon fire during the Battle of Springfield. It was one of only four houses in Springfield not burned by the retreating British.
"Cannonball" House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. "Cannonball" House
The west side of the house was struck with this cannonball (mounted above the window) during the Battle of Springfield.
The Historic Cannon Ball House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. The Historic Cannon Ball House
The Cannonball House is the home of the Springfield Historical Society.
Inside the Cannonball House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2016
5. Inside the Cannonball House
The Cannonball House Kitchen image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2016
6. The Cannonball House Kitchen
Bedroom in the Cannonball House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2016
7. Bedroom in the Cannonball House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,991 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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