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Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops

 
 
Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
1. Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops Marker
Inscription.
Buried in this mass grave are
British and Hessian troops killed
at the Battle of Connecticut Farms
7   June   1780
These soldiers lost their lives
in defense of the British Crown
and in support of the Loyalist
cause during the Revolutionary War.

Their heirs took to Canada and
other parts of the world their
loyalty, respect for the rule of law
and determination to make new
lives in a new country.

Placed here in their memory
by the Presbyterian Congregation
of Connecticut Farms
and the United Empire Loyalists
Association of Canada
21   July   2001   A.D.

 
Erected 2001 by United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada and Congregation of Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church.
 
Location. 40° 41.627′ N, 74° 16.408′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Stuyvesant Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is located in the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Union NJ 07083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Square
Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
2. Mass Grave Marker
(about 400 feet away); Washington’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Connecticut Farms (about 500 feet away); Battle of Connecticut Farms (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms (about 500 feet away); Jahn's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caldwell’s Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker as seen from Stuyvesant Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
3. Marker as seen from Stuyvesant Avenue
The Historic Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
4. The Historic Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Cemetery
The marker is located in the cemetery of the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, which was established 1730.
 
 
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 778 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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