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Springfield Township in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Revolutionary War Hospital

December 23, 1776

 
 
Revolutionary War Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
1. Revolutionary War Hospital Marker
Inscription.
The brick structure standing near this point, is Copany Meeting House, built in 1775, following a skirmish between American units under Colonel Samuel Griffin and Hessian troops commanded by Colonel Kurt von Donop at nearby Petticoat Bridge on December 23, 1776, it was used by Hessians as a hospital in which to treat their wounded.
Springfield Township Bicentennial Committee

 
Location. 40° 2.878′ N, 74° 45.179′ W. Marker is in Springfield Township, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Jacksonville Jobstown Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petticoat Bridge Skirmish (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Keeler Oak Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Keeler Oak (approx. 1.8 miles away); On a tree south of this spot (approx. 2 miles away); Mansion of James Langstaff (approx. 3.9 miles away); Girard House (approx. 4 miles away); Historic Prison (approx. 4 miles away); Historic Burlington County Prison Museum (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Jacksonville Jobstown Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
2. Marker on Jacksonville Jobstown Road
Petticoat Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
3. Petticoat Bridge
This is the site December 23, 1776 skirmish between Hessians and American troops under Colonel Samuel Griffin. It is located about ½ mile northeast of the marker.
Battle at Mount Holly image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 13, 2014
4. Battle at Mount Holly
American and British troops face off at the Battle of Iron Works Hill in nearby Mount Holly. Casualties of this and the battle at Petticoat Bridge were treated at the hospital.
 
 
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 862 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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