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

American Delaying Action

 
 
American Delaying Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
1. American Delaying Action Marker
Inscription.
Here on June 23, 1780,
Americans fought a
delaying action against
superior British forces
seeking to flank
General Greene’s main
line at Springfield.

 
Location. 40° 43.285′ N, 74° 17.453′ W. Marker is in Millburn, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Vauxhall Road and Millburn Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Vauxhall Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millburn NJ 07041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Rock (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Sir Henry Clinton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Last British Thrust into New Jersey (approx. one mile away); Paper Mill Playhouse (approx. one mile away); Angelo Del Rossi (approx. one mile away); Baldwin Court (approx. 1.1 miles away); To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millburn.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Springfield, June 23, 1780.
American Delaying Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
2. American Delaying Action Marker
The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Millburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
3. Millburn Marker
New Jersey militia and Dragoons of Colonel “Light Horse” Harry Lee, Colonel Matthias Ogden, and Captain George Walker delayed the British right wing at this site during the June 23, 1780 Battle of Springfield.
Marker on Vauxhall Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
4. Marker on Vauxhall Road
Hessian House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
5. Hessian House
This house, which survived the burning of the town by the retreating British, is located across the street from the American Delaying Action marker. It gets its name from the belief that two Hessian deserters hid there during the Battle of Springfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2014, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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