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Little Mantua Creek

Other names:

What:
[Can you provide major details for any of the following? These will likely be subdivided into 1) Mantua Creek, 2) Little Mantua Creek, 3) Mantua and perhaps others]

  • 11 Nov 1777 Battery at Little Mantua Creek HM Galley Cornwallis. Draw
  • 13 Nov 1777 Battery at Little Mantua Creek HMS Liverpool. Draw.

Where:
39.8517799 -75.2171260 Little Mantua Creek (mouth)

Maps: [map notes]

  • 39.8517799 -75.2171260 Little Mantua Creek (mouth)
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google
  • GNIS record for Little Mantua Creek. Note mapping options. Clicking out a few times in Google map will show full length of creek.
  • Confidence: 5 (for mouth), 3 (for skirmish at mouth of creek), 0 (for skirmishes along creek)

Sources:

  • David C. Munn, "Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey"", map on last page. Also, Search here for copy&paste version.
    November 5, 1777, [Little?] Mantua Creek, Americans shell British ships from battery near mouth of Mantua Creek. Smith, Delaware, 28.
    November 15, 1777, [Little?] Mantua Creek, Second battery near mouth of Mantua Creek opens up on British ships in river. Pa. Arch., I, 6, 23.
    November 20, 1777, Mantua Creek, British and Americans skirmish at a ford in Mantua Creek five miles above bridge patriots had destroyed. Stewart, Red Bank, 21.
    November 1777, Mantua, Between November 20 and 27, Gen. Charles Cornwallis burns barracks at Mantua Creek marching from Billingsport to Gloucester. Stewart, Salem, 32
    Sources

  • From Rutgers University, "Province of New Jersey", 1777, Library of Congress:

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • Nov 1777 listing
    11/11/1777 Battery at Little Mantua Creek HM Galley Cornwallis. Draw
    11/13/1777 Battery at Little Mantua Creek HMS Liverpool. Draw.

  • RoyalProvincial.Com. War Chronology, 1778:
    Not found.

  • Map, Rutgers University, "Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey", actions shown for Mantua Creek:
    5 Nov 1777 [Little Mantua Creek?]
    15 Nov 1777 [Little Mantua Creek?]
    20 Nov 1777
    12 Mar 1778
    16 Mar 1778
    Actions shown for Mantua:
    2 Oct 1777
    Nov 1777
    2 Feb 1778
    Also found (pdf) as last page in David C. Munn, Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey

Related locations:
[Can you provide names of other actions related by proximity or other?]
Mantua Creek,   Mantua,   ____________________