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

Here the British Turned

 
 
Here the British Turned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Here the British Turned Marker
Inscription. Here the British turned into Galloping Hill Road from Elizabethtown to Connecticut Farms and Springfield at the time of the battles June 7 and 23, 1780.

Washington afterwards said of the New Jersey militia “They flew to arms universally, and acted with a spirit equal to anything I have seen during the war”

A son of Gen. William Crane is said to have been bayoneted to death by British soldiers near this spot.

Erected June 10, 1913 by Boudinot Chapter, D.A.R. of Elizabeth, N.J.
 
Erected 1913 by Boudinot Chapter, D.A.R. of Elizabeth, N.J.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.912′ N, 74° 14.836′ W. Marker is in Roselle Park, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Galloping Hill Road and Colonial Road, on the right when traveling south on Galloping Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Galloping Hill Road, Roselle Park NJ 07204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Connecticut Farms (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Remembrance of Abraham Clark
Marker on Galloping Hill Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
2. Marker on Galloping Hill Road
The marker is on the lawn of a private residence in Roselle Park.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Serpentine Path (approx. 1.3 miles away); Horse Chestnut Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carriage House (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
D.A.R. Monument in Roselle Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. D.A.R. Monument in Roselle Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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