Springfield

Springfield (HM47B)

Location: Springfield Township, NJ 07081 Union County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.667', W 74° 18.623'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 68 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
(Front of monument):
The first British advance was stayed at the bridge east of the village, June 7, 1780. The Battle of Springfield was fought June 23rd. The Americans under General Greene on that day near the stream west of the church checked the enemy, who in their retreat burned the church and village. From this church Parson Caldwell took psalm-books during the fight and flung them to the Americans for wadding, crying; "Put Watts into ?em boys."

Erected by the State of New Jersey, A.D. 1905

(Back of monument):
GOD is our refuge and strength

(Left side of monument):
For freedom's battle once begun bequeathed by bleeding sire to son through baffled oft is ever won.

(Right side of monument):
Of what avail the plough or sail or land or life if freedom fail.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM47B
Tags
Year Placed1905
Placed ByState of New Jersey
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 558250 N 4506917
Decimal Degrees40.71111667, -74.31038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.667', W 74° 18.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 40.02" N, 74° 18' 37.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)201, 908, 973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 Church Mall, Springfield Township NJ 07081, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?