The British Occupation of New Jersey

The British Occupation of New Jersey (HM6JM)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 19.755', W 74° 40.554'

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With New York City in British hands, Forts Washington and Lee on the Hudson River (North River) fell to British attack November 16 & 19, 1776, respectively. General George Washington moved his army south through New Jersey, crossing the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. The British Army and German auxiliaries followed, reaching Princeton on December 7th and Trenton on December 8th.

With the American Army temporarily out of reach, British and German troops fortified and garrisoned towns along the main road, including Princeton and Trenton. This arrangement allowed the British to gather provisions over a wider area but made mutual support difficult if attacked. Washington took advantage of this vulnerability by crossing the Delaware River Christmas night, attacking the next morning the garrison closest to his army, the German Regiments at Trenton.
HM NumberHM6JM
Placed ByState of New Jersey, Division of Parks and Forestry
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 527531 N 4464352
Decimal Degrees40.32925000, -74.67590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 19.755', W 74° 40.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 19' 45.30" N, 74° 40' 33.24" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 506 Mercer Rd, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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