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Millburn in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Delaying Action

 
 
American Delaying Action Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
1. American Delaying Action Marker
Inscription.  Here on June 23, 1780, Americans fought a delaying action against superior British forces seeking to flank General Greene’s main line at Springfield.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1723.
 
Location. 40° 43.285′ N, 74° 17.453′ W. Marker is in Millburn, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Vauxhall Road and Millburn Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Vauxhall Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millburn NJ 07041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); First Meeting of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Rock (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Sir Henry Clinton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Last British Thrust into New Jersey (approx. one mile away); James Ricalton (approx. one mile away); Paper Mill Playhouse (approx. one mile away); Angelo Del Rossi (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millburn.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield.
American Delaying Action Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
2. American Delaying Action Marker
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(Submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Springfield, June 23, 1780. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Millburn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
3. Millburn Marker
New Jersey militia and Dragoons of Colonel “Light Horse” Harry Lee, Colonel Matthias Ogden, and Captain George Walker delayed the British right wing at this site during the June 23, 1780 Battle of Springfield.
Marker on Vauxhall Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
4. Marker on Vauxhall Road
Hessian House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
5. Hessian House
This house, which survived the burning of the town by the retreating British, is located across the street from the American Delaying Action marker. It gets its name from the belief that two Hessian deserters hid there during the Battle of Springfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2014, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022