Union in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell
Battle of Springfield
23rd June, 1780.
Headquarters, Rampaugh. 28th June, 1780.
---- 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,
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 distanceColonel Elias Dayton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jersey Militia and Continental Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cannonball House (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.)
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 1,422 times since then and 19 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.