Bound Brook in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Stone Bridge
On April 13, 1777, a force totaling 3000 British and German troops, commanded by General Cornwallis, attacked the Continental Army garrison at Bound Brook. Just before dawn, an advanced party of Hessian Jaegers attacked and drove in the American picket line on River Road, (approximately 200 yards southeast of this marker).
Reaching this stone bridge, the Hessians were unable to advance or retreat because of a “murderous fire” from the American troops stationed in the “Half Moon Redoubt” (approximately 70 yards north of this marker).
Location. 40° 33.623′ N, 74° 31.621′ W. Marker is in Bound Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue east of S Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bound Brook NJ 08805, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Bound Brook (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Bound Brook Queen’s Bridge (about 600 feet away); Bound Brook World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Horn Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Boundbrook (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locks on the D&R Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bound Brook.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Bound Brook. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Bound Brook. New Jersey’s Great Northwest Skyways. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.