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

Battle of Ironworks Hill

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
1. Battle of Ironworks Hill Marker
Inscription.
Here on December 23,
1776 was fought the
Battle of Ironworks
Hill. This diversionary
tactic aided Washington
to capture Trenton.

 
Erected by Congregation of Saint Andrew’s Church.
 
Location. 39° 59.312′ N, 74° 47.137′ 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 inside 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. The Battle of Iron Works Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Woolman’s Tailor Shop & 2nd Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); History Millstone Park (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. 0.4 miles away); Girard House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Holly.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Battle. “By December 24, some 2,000 Hessians had been lured south to The Mount
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By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
2. Mount Holly Marker
This memorial
was erected by the congregation
of Saint Andrew’s Church
in memory of the
Rev. Cannon Herbert R. Denton
Priest       Historian
Rector   1950 – 1976
in Mount Holly, where they engaged in a day-long cannonade with rebel forces occupying Iron Works Hill on the far side of the town, south of Rancocas Creek. The Americans eavacuate their positions that night and march to Moorestown. The Hessians hold their position, making merry over the confiscated contents of a local brewery.” (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Ian Johns of Mount Holly, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Ironworks Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
3. Battle of Ironworks Hill Marker
Marker in St. Andrew’s Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
4. Marker in St. Andrew’s Graveyard
Battle of Ironworks Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 13, 2014
5. Battle of Ironworks Hill
The Battle of Iron Works Hill is reenacted in Mount Holly for the 238th anniversary of the battle.
 
 
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 674 times since then and 44 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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