Circa 1750In the predawn darkness of April 13th, 1777, British General Cornwallis led a four-pronged attack on the American garrison at Bound Brook. General Benjamin Lincoln, who was a guest at the Van Horne House, barely escaped capture. Following the battle, Philip Van Horne, who was known far and wide as a gracious host, served General Cornwallis breakfast. After the British sacked the town and retreated to New Brunswick, General Lincoln, accompanied by General Greene, returned to the house and enjoyed a late supper.
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|Placed By||County of Somerset|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 537989 N 4490189|
|Decimal Degrees||40.56160000, -74.55125000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 33.696', W 74° 33.075'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 33' 41.76" N, 74° 33' 4.5" W|
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|Area Code(s)||908, 973, 732|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 941 E Main St, Bridgewater NJ 08807, US|
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