Springfield (HM47B)

Location: Springfield Township, NJ 07081 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.667', W 74° 18.623'

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(Front of monument):
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

(Back of monument):
GOD is our refuge and strength

(Left side of monument):
For freedom's battle once begun bequeathed by bleeding sire to son through baffled oft is ever won.

(Right side of monument):
Of what avail the plough or sail or land or life if freedom fail.
HM NumberHM47B
Year Placed1905
Placed ByState of New Jersey
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 558250 N 4506917
Decimal Degrees40.71111667, -74.31038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.667', W 74° 18.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 40.02" N, 74° 18' 37.38" W
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Area Code(s)201, 908, 973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 Church Mall, Springfield Township NJ 07081, US
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