December 23, 1776On 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.
|Placed By||County of Burlington|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:40am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 521968 N 4433725|
|Decimal Degrees||40.05348333, -74.74243333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 3.209', W 74° 44.546'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 3' 12.54" N, 74° 44' 32.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 52 Petticoat Bridge Rd, Springfield NJ 08022, US|
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