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By Don Morfe, May 5, 2016
Clement's Bridge Marker
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Deptford — Clement's Bridge
After the Hessian rout at Red Bank, October 22, 1777, the main body fled over the bridge to the security of the British lines. — Map (db m94964) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Deptford — Jonas Cattell1758-1849 — Cattell Cemetery
Patriot Revolutionary hero soldier warned Col. Greene at Fort Mercer, Red Bank, of British Hessian Attack 1777-Foot marker — Map (db m94972) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Gibbstown — C. A. Nothnagle Log House
This property is registered on the National List of Historic Sites by the U. S. Dept. of the Interior Built 1638-1643           Harry L. & Doris A. Rink                     Owners — Map (db m69776) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Mickleton — Bodo Otto
Home of Dr. Bodo Otto, Jr., noted surgeon, legislator, judge, and militia Colonel in Revolution. Born, 1748, in Germany. Died here, 1782. — Map (db m69755) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Mount Royal — “Death of the Fox”
Name of the tavern built in 1727. One of the “Meet” headquarters of the old Gloucester Fox Hunting Club 1786-1818. — Map (db m94975) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — African American SoldiersRed Bank Battlefield
In 1819, Prince Bent, “a man of collour,” signed a sworn affidavit that he served with Dick Potter (another “man of collour”) in Colonel Christopher Greene’s Rhode Island regiment and that the two had fought together at Red . . . — Map (db m89764) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Ann Cooper WhitallWomen’s Heritage Trail
Ann Cooper Whitall lived in this brick home on the banks of the Delaware River with her husband, James, and their children. On October 22, 1777, British ships occupied the waters of the Delaware River, and local residents of the towns along the . . . — Map (db m69788) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Archaeology at Red Bank
On November 11, 1777, American soldiers at Fort Mercer tested two cannons recovered from the Augusta, a British warship that exploded after running aground the day after the Battle of Red Bank. Both cannons exploded when tested, injuring and . . . — Map (db m99107) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Battle of Red Bank
This monument was erected on the 22 Oct 1829 to transmit positively a grateful remembrance of the patriotism & gallantry of Lieuit Colonel Christopher Greene who with 400 men defeated the Hessian army of 2000 troops then in the British Service at . . . — Map (db m13434) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Brigadier General Hugh Mercer
Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Soldier – Patriot – Physician for whom Fort Mercer was named in the spring of 1777 Born 1725, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Died Jan. 12, 1777, Princeton, N.J. Presented October 25, 1970 to the County of . . . — Map (db m13406) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Colonel Christopher Greene
Front of Monument: Upon this spot on October 22, 1777 Colonel Christopher Greene of the First Rhode Island Continentals with four hundred officers and men of the First and Second Rhode Island regiments successfully defended Fort Mercer . . . — Map (db m13409) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Flag of Fort Mercer
The Flag that flies above is a reproduction of the Flag of Fort Mercer This flag was the lanyard at the Battle of Red Bank in 1777. There is no known reason the flag was designed in reverse of Old Glory. This flag was donated and maintained by . . . — Map (db m99108) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Fort MercerRed Bank, New Jersey
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko contributed his engineering skills to the fortification of the Delaware River during the American Revolution which prevented the British Navy from entering Philadelphia in the fall of 1777. This was the second . . . — Map (db m13435) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Fort MercerRed Bank Battlefield
The post with which you are entrusted is of the utmost importance to America . . . The whole defense of the Delaware absolutely depends upon it . . . ”General George Washington to Colonel Christopher Greene, October 9, 1777 . . . — Map (db m89741) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Fort Mercer at Red Bank / Fort Mercer is Alerted
[Fort Mercer at Red Bank Side]: Late in September 1777, Philadelphia was captured by British General William Howe, with a serious disadvantage. Extensive American river defenses blocked the shipping of food and supplies to the British . . . — Map (db m13437) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — James and Ann Whitall House
James Whitall, a wealthy Quaker farmer and merchant, and his wife Ann Cooper built the main brick section in 1748. On April 16, 1777, the Pennsylvania militia commandeered the farm and built Fort Mercer in the northern apple orchard. Son Job Whitall . . . — Map (db m13439) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Marvin C. Creamer
In commemoration First Round the World Voyage without navigational instruments by Marvin C. Creamer Departed   December 15, 1982 Returned   May 20, 1984 — Map (db m20046) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — National Park Armed Service Monument
This memorial is dedicated to all military veterans, militia, reservists and National Guards who served our nation honorably. — Map (db m40552) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Operations on the Delaware
When the Revolution began, Congress ordered construction of river defense systems to protect Philadelphia against a sea attack. A system of cheveaux-de-fries, a series of underwater obstructions, was developed. These consisted of large coffers . . . — Map (db m13438) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Red Bank Monument
Stephen M. Sweeney, Director, Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison Red Bank Battlefield Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Transcription of 1829 Monument in the Original Language North Side A number of the New Jersey & Pennsylvania Volunteers being . . . — Map (db m69796) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — The AftermathRed Bank Battlefield
Ye English soldiers came . . . They took two mares from me . . . and while the army was passing they came in and took our bread, pie, milk, cheese, meat dishes, cups, spoons, and then took shirts, sheets, blankets, coverleds, stodking, . . . — Map (db m89743) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — The Battle of Red BankRed Bank Battlefield
Fire low men, they have a broad belt just above their hips – aim at that.”Colonel Christopher Greene, October 22, 1777 On October 22, Colonel Carl von Donop advanced 1,200 Hessians on Fort Mercer. Dramatically . . . — Map (db m89734) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — The Medicinal GardenRed Bank Battlefield
Here was a pitiable sight. About 200 were laying on straw in two large rooms, some without arms or legs and others again with their limbs crushed like mush . . . . some floated in blood and told me that some had died for lack of something . . . — Map (db m89771) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — The Naval EngagementRed Bank Battlefield
While the battle raged at Fort Mercer, American and British naval forces engaged in intense fire on the Delaware River. Earlier in the fall of 1777, American forces had sunk chevaux de fries (racks of wooden, spiked spears) in the Delaware . . . — Map (db m89740) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — The SoldiersRed Bank Battlefield
This day was especially sad for me. I lost five of my oldest friends . . . . As long as I have served, I have not yet left a battlefield in such deep sorrow.”Captain Johann Edward Ewald, Hessian soldier The Battle of Red . . . — Map (db m89751) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Welcome to Red Bank Battlefield
Red Bank Battlefield is a service of the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders. This is the first stop on the 41-mile Oughta See an Otter Birding & Wildlife Trail. Red Bank Battlefield is the perfect starting point for a day or more of . . . — Map (db m69799) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Welcome to Red Bank Battlefield Park!
Red Bank Battlefield Park is a 44-acre park administered by Gloucester County’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Enjoy our scenic walking trails, beautiful views of the Delaware River, and tours of The Whitall House and Red Bank Battlefield. In . . . — Map (db m89747) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Whitall House-- Built 1748 --
Col. Carl von Donop and his Hessians were treated here for wounds after their defeat at the siege of Red Bank, Oct. 22, 1777. — Map (db m13410) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Paulsboro — Billingsport, New Jersey
      General Thaddeus Kosciuszko assisted in directing the modifications of the fort at Billingsport during the American Revolution which prevented the British Navy from entering Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.       This was the first . . . — Map (db m69758) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Paulsboro — Dennis Leary & William Barney
In honor of Continental Marine Lieutenants Dennis Leary William Barney responsible for the evacuation of the 112 man garrison 2 October 1777 — Map (db m69763) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Paulsboro — Fort Billingsport
Historic Site of Fort Billingsport First Federal Land Purchase July 5, 1776 — Map (db m69800) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Paulsboro — The Fort at Billingsport
The Fort at Billingsport which was constructed in 1777 to control the Delaware River approach to Philadelphia during the American Revolution stood on this site. — Map (db m69761) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Paulsboro — Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
The Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse began operation on the evening of December 31, 1880. The lighthouse is a steel skeletal structure standing 85 feet tall with 112 steps leading from the neoclassical pavilion at the base of the tower to the lantern . . . — Map (db m69773) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Swedesboro — First Swedish ChurchAmerican Revolution Bicentennial — 1776-1976
In the Bicentennial Year the Swedish-American Community commemorates the founding of the First Swedish Church in New Jersey in 1703 on this site, visited April 8, 1976 by his Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden. — Map (db m79409) WM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Swedesboro — Skirmish at Swedesboro
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 . . . — Map (db m79410) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Swedesboro — Stratton Hall
Charles C. Stratton was borne here, March 6, 1796. He was the first New Jersey governor elected by the people, 1845. — Map (db m25578) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Swedesboro — Trinity "Old Swedes" Church
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Trinity "Old Swedes" Church and the visit of Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, April 4, 2003 — Map (db m79407) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Swedesboro — Trinity Church
As early as 1638, Swedes settled, farmed along the Raccoon Creek. In 1703, Trinity Church was founded along Kings Highway as the first Swedish Church in New Jersey and the third Swedish Church in America. The original Swedish log cabin church was . . . — Map (db m79406) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Swedesboro — Trinity ChurchProtestant Episcopal Swedesboro N.J,
Founded by the Swedes before 1700. First Church built 1703. Present Church built 1784. Admitted to the Convention 1792. — Map (db m79408) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Woodbury — Cornwallis’s Headquarters
Nov. 21-24, 1777, Cornwallis had headquarters opposite the Court House. His troops camped on the Meeting House grounds. Many soldiers carried from the battle at Red Bank were buried here in the Strangers Burying Ground. — Map (db m29227) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Woodbury — Home of Captain James Lawrence
This property, the home of Captain James Lawrence while attending school in Woodbury, was presented to the Gloucester County, N.J. Historical Society by George M. Beckett Edward Tonkin Bradway Fannie V. Watson Bradway James Cooper Griscom Howard . . . — Map (db m29418) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Woodbury — Ladd’s Castle
John Ladd, who helped Penn plan Philadelphia, built this house in 1688. The original name was Candor Hall. — Map (db m29246) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), Woodbury — The Victor1918
Erected by the citizens of Woodbury in honor of all who served in the World War < Forward Marker > Dedicated 1966 The trees planted along Broad Street to be known also as the “Avenue of the Veterans” are dedicated to those of the . . . — Map (db m29372) HM

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