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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Passaic
Passaic, New Jersey and Vicinity
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|American troops, encamped between the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, were ordered by Washington, Nov. 21, 1776, to cross the Passaic here. After burning the bridge, they marched across Jersey. The Blanchard House often was used as a headquarters. — — Map (db m33516) HM|
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|To keep in perpetual remembrance the names of the real Daughters of the American Revolution buried here Rachel Benson • Lena Brower • Maria Egbertse • Peggy Garrison •Elizabeth Hoffer • Margaret Kenter • Mary Kinsey • Jane Mead • Annie Montanie • . . . — — Map (db m36164) HM|
|Erected by Passaic City Post
No. 504 V.F.W.
General John J. Pershing
who stood here May 30, 1924
to review and address the
World War veterans
Dedicated November 11, 1938 — — Map (db m7044) HM|
|[ Side One: ] A tribute of honor to George Washington and his army, and a memorial to the spirit that founded and preserved the Republic. [ Side Two: ] Washington Unique in character Blameless in private life and public office Champion of . . . — — Map (db m33530) HM|
|This tablet marks the grave of Henry Garritse who died July 13, 1805, aged 84. A revolutionary patriot, member of the Committee of Correspondence, Provincial Congress, and first member of the legislature from Acquackanonk. Claverack Chapter . . . — — Map (db m36155) HM|
|This stone marks the site of the old district school of Acquackanonk dating from 1693 to 1870 also known as Nassau Hall Academy (then two stories in height) where boys prepared for Princeton College many of them becoming well known ministers, . . . — — Map (db m36161) HM|
|These two tombstones stood at the heads of the graves about 75 feet northwest of this spot. The bolt and shaft bearing were taken from the old gristmill at John Halmagh Post’s birthplace, Sloughter Dam, now 472 River Road, Garfield, New Jersey. . . . — — Map (db m36152) HM|
|In memory of the Minute Men of 1776 and the soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War and especially of Captain John H. Post who lies buried here and whose destruction of Acquacknonk Bridge saved General Washington’s army from capture in its . . . — — Map (db m36151) HM|
|Washington’s Headquarters Nov. 21, 1776 was situated about one hundred feet west of this tablet. The entrance to the old Revolutionary Bridge was nearly opposite this spot.
Reset by the Acquackanock Landing Chapter D.A.R. 1930 — — Map (db m7045) HM|
|This property granted for church purposes by the Lord Proprietors of East Jersey 294 years ago, in the year 1682. Provision was made in the grant for a triangle or “gore” for the church. The first church building, “Old . . . — — Map (db m36162) HM|
|Under the parent of this tree Washington first took command of the American Army July 3rd 1775. Planted by the Aquackanonk Landing Chapter D.A.R. 1932 — — Map (db m33534) HM|
|To Honor William Alexander – Lord Stirling 1725 – 1783 American Patriot – Friend of Washington Lord Stirling crossed Acquackanonk Bridge with eight regiments of New Jersey Militia, November 14, 1776. Set up headquarters at . . . — — Map (db m33521) HM|