The Battle of Springfield

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In History
  • Declaration of Independence is signed in Philadelphia

    Declaration of Independence is signed in Philadelphia
    Five of the signers are from New Jersey
  • The American Revolution comes to New Jersey

    The American Revolution comes to New Jersey
    General George Washington and his troops cross into New Jersey after the fall of Fort Washington in New York.
  • Historic Crossing of the Delaware

    Historic Crossing of the Delaware
    Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River during a brutal storm and begin their march to an American win in Trenton
  • Battle of Monmouth Court House

    Battle of Monmouth Court House
    General Washington defies Major General Lee's order to retreat
  • Burning of the Caldwell Parsonage in Elizabethtown

    Burning of the Caldwell Parsonage in Elizabethtown
    The British Troops burned down the Church of James Caldwell in Elizabethtown, Parson Caldwell and his family relocated to Connecticut Farms.
  • Battle of Connecticut Farms

    Battle of Connecticut Farms
    The beginning of the fighting in Connecticut Farms.
  • Hannah Ogden Caldwell is killed

    Hannah Ogden Caldwell is killed
    Hannah Ogden Caldwell, wife of Parson Caldwell is shot thru the window of her home by an enemy soldier inspiring outrage in the community. I believe this act to have been a factor in the strong stand taken by the American soldiers in the days ahead.
  • Battle of Springfield

    Battle of Springfield
    Major General Nathanael Greene and his troops stop the British/Hessian advancement to Morristown (General Washington's headquarters) . Retreating British troops burn down Springfield, only four buildings remained. One of them being the Cannonball House, which still stands today. It is the last major battle fought in the North.
  • Treaty of Paris (1783) is signed

    Treaty of Paris (1783) is signed
    John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay (representing America) along with David Hartley (representing King George III) sign The Treaty of Paris thus ending the American Revolution