3/17/1778 British foragers destroy James Smith's house at Alloway's Bridge. (DM)
3/21/1778 American militia vs. *British troops at Wm. Abbott's farm (DM)
3/31/1778. American troops (1 wounded) vs. Loyalist militia (ND, p.201).
8/7/1782. American militiaman shot while on sentry duty to prevent contraband traffic with British (ND, p.202)
Where: 39.53609 -75.43865 Alloway Creek
Maps: [map notes]
- An arbitrary location has been selected near the midpoint between Hancock's Bridge and Quinton's Bridge. Thre are a number of actions in this locale but the only firm locations are these two bridges.
- Map produced using the Tiger map server (now defunct) showing the full length of Alloway Creek.
- Munn, David C., Battles and skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey, Bureau of Geology and Topography, Department of Environ-
mental Protection, 1976. P.5.
[3/21/1778] British troops overrun local militia at the farm of William
Abbott, near bridge over Alloways Creek, during Maj. John
Simcoe's raid on Hancock's Bridge.
[3/17/1778] Aloway's Bridge: British foraging party destroys James Smith's house.
- Desmarais, Norman, The Guide to the American Revolutionary War In New Jersey, Busca, Inc., Ithaca, New York, 2011.
3/31/1778. American troops (1 wounded) vs. Loyalist militia (p.201).
8/7/1782. American militiaman shot while on sentry duty to prevent contraband traffic with British (p.202)
Mar 1778 listing:
3/17/1778 Alloway's Bridge. Insufficient data.
3/18/1778 Quinton's (Quintin's) Bridge. American defeat.
3/21/1778 Alloway. Insufficient data.
3/21/1778 Hancock's Bridge. American defeat.
3/23/1778 beyond Alloway Creek. Draw.