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

Last British Thrust into New Jersey

 
 
Last British Thrust into New Jersey image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
1. Last British Thrust into New Jersey
Inscription. The last and deepest thrust towards Morristown and Washington’s supplies was stopped here by the American militia on June 25, 1780. After a punishing retreat, the British never entered New Jersey again in force.
 
Location. 40° 43.412′ N, 74° 18.54′ W. Marker is in Millburn, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Millburn Avenue (County Route 527/577), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Millburn Municipal Building on Millburn Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 Millburn Ave., Millburn NJ 07041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin Court (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paper Mill Playhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Angelo Del Rossi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Rock (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Springfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonial Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millburn.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Millburn Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
2. Marker on Millburn Avenue
This point was the high tide position for the invading British army during the Battle of Springfield on June 23, 1780. After this, the British never again treatened New Jersey.
Morristown Encampment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
3. Morristown Encampment
This was the objective of the British Invasion of 1780, which was turned back at the Battle of Springfield. This photo was taken at Fort Nonsense in Morristown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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