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

Skirmish at Swedesboro

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2014
1. Skirmish at Swedesboro Marker
Inscription. A Revolutionary War skirmish occurred near this site on April 4, 1778. About 300 Loyalist and British troops marched from Fort Billings (near present-day Paulsboro) to Swedesboro, hoping to capture local militiamen. Finding the Patriots gone, the English pillaged homes and burned the log schoolhouse that had recently been used as a jail for Tories. Patriot Militia soon returned taking a position on a wooded hill overlooking the town and began shooting. The British returned fire and bullets flew in all directions, endangering soldiers and citizens alike before the sides retired.
 
Location. 39° 44.964′ N, 75° 18.486′ W. Marker is in Swedesboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Kings Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swedesboro NJ 08085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity "Old Swedes" Church (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Trinity Church (about 500 feet away); First Swedish Church (about 500 feet away); Stratton Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away);
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2014
2. Skirmish at Swedesboro Marker
Bodo Otto (approx. 4.5 miles away); C. A. Nothnagle Log House (approx. 5.2 miles away); “Death of the Fox” (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swedesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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