1758 1849With four cannon and 1600 Hessian troops, Count von Donop camped 300 yards east of here en route to Fort Mercer at Red Bank. A prisoner that night, Jonas Cattell, 18 years old, was released when the enemy moved out before daylight. He ran to warn the fort ten miles distant. Col. Christopher Greene ordered that the cannon commanding the Delaware [River] be repositioned to meet the landward attack. Thanks to the timely warning that day, Oct. 22, 1777, three hundred Colonials defeated the Hessian forces. Count von Donop was mortally wounded in the attack.
|Placed By||Francis Hopkinson Chapter of The Society, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 497203 N 4416416|
|Decimal Degrees||39.89781667, -75.03271667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 53.869', W 75° 1.963'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 53' 52.14" N, 75° 1' 57.78" W|
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|Area Code(s)||856, 609|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 129 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield NJ 08033, US|
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