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Haddonfield in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jonas Cattell

1758     1849

 
 
Jonas Cattell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
1. Jonas Cattell Marker
Inscription. With four cannon and 1600 Hessian troops, Count von Donop camped 300 yards east of here en route to Fort Mercer at Red Bank. A prisoner that night, Jonas Cattell, 18 years old, was released when the enemy moved out before daylight. He ran to warn the fort ten miles distant. Col. Christopher Greene ordered that the cannon commanding the Delaware [River] be repositioned to meet the landward attack. Thanks to the timely warning that day, Oct. 22, 1777, three hundred Colonials defeated the Hessian forces. Count von Donop was mortally wounded in the attack.
 
Erected 1980 by Francis Hopkinson Chapter of The Society, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 53.869′ N, 75° 1.963′ W. Marker is in Haddonfield, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway (New Jersey Route 41) and Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling south on Kings Highway. Touch for map. Marker is on the north side of an 18th century building on Kings Highway. Marker is in this post office area: Haddonfield NJ 08033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Jersey Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ye Kings Highway (about
Marker on Gibbs’ Tavern & Smithy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
2. Marker on Gibbs’ Tavern & Smithy
The Jonas Cattell Marker is on the side of a building that in 1777 served as Gibbs’ Tavern & Smithy (as noted in a second marker).
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reeves-Glover House (about 500 feet away); The Hasrosaurus foulkii Sculpture (about 600 feet away); Hadrosaurus foulkii (about 600 feet away); Guard House (about 800 feet away); Indian King Tavern (about 800 feet away); Indian King Tavern State Historic Site (NR) (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haddonfield.
 
More about this marker. The seal of the Sons of the Revolution appears at the bottom left of the marker.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See Fort Mercer, where Jonas Cattell's warning led to an American victory.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Red Bank. Account of the action at Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Haddonfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
3. Marker in Haddonfield
The building where the marker is located is at the corner of Kings Highway and Mechanic Street. This photo was taken from Mechanic Street.
Gibbs’ Tavern & Smithy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
4. Gibbs’ Tavern & Smithy
Jonas Cattell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
5. Jonas Cattell Marker
This photo was taken from the east side of Kings Highway. The marker can be seen on the side of the building, on Mechanic Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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