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Battle of Bound Brook - South Bound Brook, New Jersey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 33.513 W 074° 31.660
18T E 539987 N 4489860
Quick Description: The Battle of Bound Brook was a surprise attack conducted against the Continental Army in 1777.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2013 5:03:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMH6GY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 3

Long Description:
The historical marker located at this spot adjacent to the Queen's Bridge reads:


At dawn, on April 13, 1777 Hessian Captain Ewald's assault over the stone bridge across the Bound Brook was pinned down by "murderous fire" from American soldiers stationed in the Half Moon Battery.
Advancing north along present day Easton Avenue, a column of approximately 1,000 troops and artillery under command of Hessian Colonel Donop, pushed aside American outposts and arrived at this point 15 minutes after Ewald's attack had faltered.

Advancing over the Queen's Bridge, Donop's troops engaged the Americans, forcing them to withdraw from the battery. With the American withdrawal, Donop's, Ewald's and British General Grant's troops advanced and fought through the streets of Bound Brook.
After the battle, the combined British/ Hessian army of approximately 4,000 men returned to their bases around New Brunswick via River Road and this route, looting many homesteads along the way."

See a more extensive examination of the battle at (visit link)

Dedication date is unknown, disregard the guess made in the box below.
Marker Name: Battle of Bound Brook

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
see above

Dedication Date: 1/1/2010

City: South Bound Brook

County: Somerset County

Group responsible for placement: City of South Bound Brook

Web Link: [Web Link]

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