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Martinsville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Revolutionary War Reboubt 1777 and 1778/79

 
 
Revolutionary War Reboubt 1777 and 1778/79 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
1. Revolutionary War Reboubt 1777 and 1778/79 Marker
Inscription. When Washington’s Army was encamped at Middlebrook in the spring of 1777, earthen redoubts were built west of Chimney Rock Road and north of the west branch of the Middlebrook. The redoubts were 75ft. square and 4 ft. deep and were equipped with a cannon and a complement of soldiers to defend the rear and right flank of the Middlebrook Encampment. These redoubts were also used in the winter of 1778-79. This is the only remaining original redoubt in New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 36.11′ N, 74° 34.539′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Bolmer Farm Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsville NJ 08836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1777 Reboubt (here, next to this marker); Bolmer Farm House - 1754 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1777 Encampment (approx. one mile away); Jacob Vosseller House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 2.3 miles away); Thirteen Star Flag (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been
Martinsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
2. Martinsville Marker
reported missing); Middlebrook (approx. 2.5 miles away); Washington Camp Ground (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Bolmer Farm Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
3. Marker on Bolmer Farm Road
The redoubt can be seen in the photo behind the marker.
Revolutionary War Reboubt Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
4. Revolutionary War Reboubt Markers
Two markers are found at this location, as seen in this photo.
Remains of Revolutionary War Reboubts image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
5. Remains of Revolutionary War Reboubts
The redoubts are still visible in the woods behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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