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Mount Holly in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Iron Works Hill

December 23, 1776

 
 
The Battle of Iron Works Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
1. The Battle of Iron Works Hill Marker
Inscription.
A decisive skirmish in the
Revolutionary War.
Colonel Samuel Griffin’s troops were entrenched at this site. They decoyed Colonel (Count) Kurt von Donop’s Hessian soldiers away from Bordentown thus reducing the enemy forces defending Trenton and assuring victory by General George Washington’s troops after the historic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Night, 1776.

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution - Colonel Thomas Reynolds Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.317′ N, 74° 47.07′ W. Marker is in Mount Holly, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Pine Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near St. Andrew’s Graveyard. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Holly NJ 08060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Ironworks Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); History Millstone Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Woolman’s Tailor Shop & 2nd Friends Meeting House
Mount Holly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
2. Mount Holly Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); William Calvert’s Hardware Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grist Mill Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shinn-Curtis Log House (approx. half a mile away); Girard House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Holly.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Iron Works Hill commemoration. This annual event takes place on the 2nd Saturday of December in downtown Mount Holly. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Ian Johns of Mount Holly, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at St. Andrew’s Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
3. Marker at St. Andrew’s Graveyard
Grave of Maj. Joseph Beddz image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
4. Grave of Maj. Joseph Beddz
Revolutionary Soldier
Major, 2nd Regiment
Burlington County Militia
1775 – 1783

This is one of several graves of Revolutionary War soldiers found in the cemetery near the marker.
The Battle of Iron Works Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 13, 2014
5. The Battle of Iron Works Hill
American and British troops face off during the 238th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Iron Works Hill in Mount Holly, NJ.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on December 13, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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