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To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell

 
 
Colonel Israel Angell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. Colonel Israel Angell Marker
Marker contains the text of a letter written to Gen. George Washington to Gov. Greene.
Inscription.  
Who commanded the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry
at the
Battle of Springfield
23rd June, 1780.

Headquarters, Rampaugh. 28th June, 1780.

Sir,
---- The gallant behaviour of Col. Angell’s regiment on the 23rd inst., at Springfield, reflects the highest honour upon the officers and men. They disputed an important pass with so obstinate a bravery that they lost upwards of forty killed, wounded and missing, before they gave up their ground to a vast superiority of force. ---

Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant,
Geo. Washington.

To Governour Greene.
Col. Records, Vol. IX, p. 151.
 
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° 42.475′ N, 74° 18.109′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Morris Avenue (County Route 82), on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the bridge over the Rahway River on Morris Ave at the Union/Springfield border. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union NJ 07083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Col. Angell Marker on Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Col. Angell Marker on Bridge
Marker is located on the Rahway River Bridge.
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of this marker. Colonel Elias Dayton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jersey Militia and Continental Army (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cannonball House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonial Church (approx. half a mile away); Springfield (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Springfield (approx. half a mile away); Patriots who fell at Springfield (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Rahway River Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Rahway River Bridge
At this location, the American army first encountered the British and Hessian army advancing from Connecticut Farms on June 23, 1780. The photo looks toward Springfield and the American troops.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2022