Springfield, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN SPRINGFIELD, NEW JERSEY

Springfield New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
CANNON BALL HOUSE and BATTLE OF SPRINGFIELD MARKER
Cannon Ball House
Springfield, New Jersey
Cannon Ball House
Springfield, New Jersey

Cannonball House
126 Morris Ave.
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The Cannonball House is open for tours by appointment only, and occasionally for events.
Contact 973-376-4784 or ms.bandrowski@yahoo.com for information.

The plaque reads:
'The Cannonball House
Farmstead and Dwelling built about 1740. Cannonball pierced the west wall during the Battle of Springfield, June 23, 1780" [1]

A sign at the Cannonball House reads:
"Battle of Springfield - Here, June 23, 1780, 1500 Americans under Greene and Dayton were attacked by 5000 British and Hessians under Clinton and Knyphausen en route to capture stores at Morristown. The British burned Springfield but were defeated. [2]

Springfield New Jersey - Revolutionary War
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Presbyterian Church
Springfield New Jersey
Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church, Springfield NJ

Presbyterian Church
210 Morris Ave.
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The plaque on the statue reads:
"The first British Advance was stayed at the bridge east of the village, June 7, 1780. The Battle of Springfield was fought June 23rd. The Americans under General Greene on that day near the stream west of the church  checked the enemy, who in their retreat burned the church and village. From this church Parson Caldwell took psalm-books during the fight and flung them to the Americans for wadding, crying, 'Put Watts into 'em boys'. Erected by the State of New Jersey, A.D. 1905." [3]
("Watts' was a reference to the hymn-writer Isaac Watts)

Springfield New Jersey - Revolutionary War
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY
Springfield, New Jersey
Springfield, New Jersey
Springfield, New Jersey
Springfield, New Jersey

Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Church Mall
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The gate at the entrance reads:
"Their deeds enriched and glorified our nation. This gate is dedicated in commemoration of the heroic service performed at The Battle Of Springfield, during the war for American Independence by the soldiers whose remains are resting within this sacred tract. [4]

There are at least twelve Revolutionary War soldiers buried here: [5]

Samuel Allen
1751-1828
Private in Captain Martin's Company 4th Battalion

Thomas Cooper
1745-1811
Somerset County Troops

Phillip Denman
1749-1825
Private Essex County NJ Militia

Thomas Gardner Jr.
1752-1804
Private Pike's Company 2 US Levies

William Gardner
1769-1808
Private 2nd Regiment NJ Infantry

Joseph Halsey
1730-1813
Sgt. Morris County Eastern Battalion - NJ Militia

 

Aaron Hand
February 23, 1764-July 27, 1842
Private Morris County Troops

Benjamin Meeker
1746-1813
Essex County Troops

Isaac Reeve
1745-1785
Captain NJ Militia

Benjamin Scudder
June 6, 1733 - February 18, 1822
Essex Militia

Daniel Vreeland
1757-1828
Private NJ Militia

Caleb Woodruff
1755-1834
Private NJ Militia

Springfield New Jersey - Revolutionary War
D.A.R. CEMETERY
Springfield, New Jersey
Springfield, New Jersey
Revolutionary War Soldiers Cemetery
Springfield, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites

D.A.R. Cemetery
39 Mountain Ave.
Up a short set of stairs from street level
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A short walk from the Presbyterian Church is this smaller cemetery, which is up a short set of stairs from street level.  It contains a monument which reads: "To the memory of the patriots who fell at Springfield, June 23, 1780." [6]

The are at least five Revolutionary War soldiers buried in this cemetery: [7]

Jacob Brookfield
1722 -1782
Captain - 1st Regiment NJ Militia

Joseph Horton
Died September 7, 1807, Age 71
Captain

Isaac Reeve
1745 - 1780
Captain NJ Militia

 

Daniel Reeve
1758 - 1780
Private - 2nd Regiment NJ Militia

Abraham Woolley
1756-1812
Captain - NJ Militia

Springfield New Jersey - Revolutionary War
PRESBYTERIAN GATEWAY CEMETERY
Monument to Captain Eliakim Littell
Springfield, New Jersey Presbyterian Gateway Cemetery
Springfield, New Jersey Captain Eliakim Littell Gravesite
Revolutionary War Soldiers Cemetery
Revolutionary War Soldiers Cemetery

Presbyterian Gateway Cemetery
101 Taft Ln.
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The Presbyterian Gateway Cemetery is the burial place of Captain Eliakim Littell (1744 - 1805), who fought at the Battle of Springfield. His original gravestone is gone, but there is a monument to him. One side of the monument quotes the words from his original gravestone: "In defense of American Liberty he dared to oppose George the Tyrant of England, an enemy to the rights of mankind."

Springfield New Jersey - Revolutionary War

Sources:

1. ^ Placed by the New Jersey State Chapter - Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, 1957.   

2. ^  The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.

3. ^ Erected by the State of New Jersey 1905.

4. ^ Tribute of the New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution on the 150th Anniversary of the engagement, June 23, 1930.

5. ^ Names, dates, and rank information from gravestones and markers in the cemetery.

6. ^ Monument erected by the New Jersey State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - October 18, 1896.

7. ^ Names, dates, and rank information from gravestones and markers in the cemetery.