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

The Jersey Militia and Continental Army

 
 
NJ Soldier Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. NJ Soldier Monument Marker
Inscription.
This plaque is dedicated to
those brave men of
the New Jersey Militia and Continental Army
who fought the Battle of Springfield
June 7 to June 23, 1780.

The battle took place between the bridge crossing
near Morris Avenue and the east
branch of the Rahway River and west to
the second bridge at Van Winkles Brook.

The British defeat here ended their
stronghold in New Jersey and removed all
threat to the Continental Army.

Presented by Springfield VFW
Battle Hill Post 7683

Donated by UCTU 1991
 
Erected 1991 by Springfield VFW Battle Hill Post 7683.
 
Location. 40° 42.458′ N, 74° 18.139′ W. Marker is in Springfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Angel Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield NJ 07081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Elias Dayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Springfield (approx.
Markers for the Battle of Springfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Markers for the Battle of Springfield
These markers are on the bank of the Rahway River, where the Americans under Gen. Greene first encountered the advancing British.
0.3 miles away); The Cannonball House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonial Church (approx. half a mile away); Springfield (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Springfield (approx. half a mile away); Patriots who fell at Springfield (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Old Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Old Battle of Springfield Marker
This old marker for the Battle of Springfield included a paper with text under plexiglass on a post. The plexiglass has long since broken, and the text is no longer legible. The other plaque was meant as a replacement for this one.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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