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

The Battle of Springfield

 
 
The Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. The Battle of Springfield Marker


Inscription.  
Their deeds enriched
and glorified our nation.

This gate is dedicated
in commemoration of
the heroic service performed at
The Battle of Springfield
during the war for
American Independence
by the soldiers whose remains are
resting within this sacred tract.

Tribute of the New Jersey Society
Sons of the American Revolution
on the 150th anniversary of the engagement.
June 23, 1930

 
Erected 1930 by New Jersey Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1785.
 
Location. 40° 42.698′ N, 74° 18.628′ W. Marker is in Springfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Church Mall, 0.1 miles north of Morris Avenue (New Jersey Route 124), on the left when traveling north. The
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marker is located across the street from the First Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 Church Mall, 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. Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots who fell at Springfield (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cannonball House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. ¼ mile away); The Jersey Militia and Continental Army (approx. half a mile away); To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell (approx. half a mile away); Colonel Elias Dayton (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Thomas Fleming book
Probably still the definitive book on the battle is Thomas Fleming's "The Forgotten Victory: the Battle for New Jersey--1780" from 1973.
    — Submitted April 11, 2008.
 
Cemetery Gates image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
2. Cemetery Gates
The marker is on the gates of the cemetery across from the Springfield Presbyterian Church.
Marker at Cemetery Gates image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
3. Marker at Cemetery Gates
Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Battle of Springfield Marker
Marker is at the gate to a cemetery across from the Presbyterian Church, near where the Battle of Springfield was fought. Many Revolutionary War veterans are buried here.
Grave of a Revolutionary War soldier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
5. Grave of a Revolutionary War soldier
Pvt. Daniel Vreeland is one of many Battle of Springfield veterans who are buried in this cemetery.
Another soldier grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
6. Another soldier grave
Pvt. Caleb Woodruff is another soldier of the Revolutionary War who fought in the Battle of Springfield and was laid to rest here.
First Presbyterian Church of Springfield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
7. First Presbyterian Church of Springfield
The Battle of Springfield took place in the vicinity of this church. The cemetery is located across the street from it. The church is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,411 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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