Petticoat Bridge Skirmish

Petticoat Bridge Skirmish (HMNYS)

Location: Springfield, NJ 08022 Burlington County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 3.209', W 74° 44.546'

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December 23, 1776

On orders from General Washington to pull Hessian troops southward from positions of support near Trenton, 600 Americans, stationed at Mount Holly under Colonel Samuel Griffin, attacked a Hessian outpost here on December 21. When the 3,000 Hessians quartered in Burlington County retaliated by marching against Petticoat Bridge on December 23, they were met with a barrage of gunfire. Following a sharp skirmish, the Americans withdrew to Mount Holly luring the Hessians still further from Trenton.
Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Burlington County Cultural & Heritage Commission
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Placed ByCounty of Burlington
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 521968 N 4433725
Decimal Degrees40.05348333, -74.74243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.209', W 74° 44.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 12.54" N, 74° 44' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 52 Petticoat Bridge Rd, Springfield NJ 08022, US
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