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

American Troops Withdraw

 
 
British Invasion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. British Invasion Marker
This is one of a series of markers in Union, NJ telling the story of the British Invasion of 1780.
Inscription.
American troops withdrew
west along Elmwood and
Morris Avenues toward the
Rahway River Bridge at the
Springfield border on
June 7, 1780 after heavy
fighting at the First
Presbyterian Church.

 
Location. 40° 41.776′ N, 74° 16.692′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Caldwell Avenue and Elmwood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Caldwell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is just north of the Caldwell Parsonage. 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. Caldwell’s Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caldwell Parsonage (about 500 feet away); Pearl Harbor Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Connecticut Farms (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Connecticut Farms (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Caldwell Ave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Caldwell Ave Marker
This marker is close to the home of Rev. James Caldwell. His wife, Hannah, was killed by a British soldier during the Battle of Connecticut Farms. The photo shows the direction of the British advance towards Springfield.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
First Presbyterian Church at Connecticut Farms image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. First Presbyterian Church at Connecticut Farms
The Battle of Connecticut Farms took place around this church on June 7, 1780. The British burned the church to the ground during their retreat from Springfield.
Rahway River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Rahway River Bridge
The American army met the British and Hessian army near the site of this bridge over the Rahway River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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