Middlebrook (HM4TR)

Location: Bound Brook, NJ 08805 Somerset County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 34.765', W 74° 32.28'

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Enigma of the British Army

During the 1777 encampment, Washington's heavily entrenched stronghold defied the massed British Army of 18,000 under Howe and prevented the British movement against Philadelphia by land (June 14 to 30). This delay caused Howe to move by sea, with great loss of time. The last defenses of the American Capitol were not overcome until late November 1777. It was too late to assist Burgoyne, who in turn was forced to surrender at Saratoga, Oct. 17, 1777.

Clinton, during the second encampment (1778-79), determined Middlebrook too strong and Washington's troops too numerous (8,000) to be "rashly attempted", with his force of 22,000 in the New York-Rhode Island area.
HM NumberHM4TR
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
Placed ByWashington Camp Ground Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 539100 N 4492172
Decimal Degrees40.57941667, -74.53800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 34.765', W 74° 32.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 34' 45.90" N, 74° 32' 16.80" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908, 848
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1741-1783 Middlebrook Rd, Bound Brook NJ 08805, US
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