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New Bridge NJ

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Other names: [Can you provide alternative names for these actions?]

What:
New Bridge Actions
Date Action Listing Documentation
11/17/1776 New Bridge. Tories overrun post. [Munn] Bergen HS, 1906-1907,49
Docs needed.
11/21/1776 New Bridge NJ. British troops under Major General Vaughan attacked the American rear guard ... and seize the New Bridge, which American engineers were dismantling. [Wiki] [11/21/1776]
12/8/1776 New Bridge NJ. American Col. Wm. Malcom attacks Tories and captures one. [Munn] Am. Arch., 5,III, 1139. [12/8/1776]
12/9/1776 near New Bridge NJ, Draw, possibly same as above [RevWar75]
[Alpha list]

Docs needed.
12/25/1776 New Bridge NJ., American victory [RevWar75] Clinton Papers, v1, p. 494-7
Docs needed.
9/11/1777 New Bridge NJ. Clinton leads foraging raid into the Jerseys [Munn]
[Alpha list]
NJA 2, 11, 42-44
[9/11/1777]
9/11/1777 New Bridge/Elizabethtown NJ, possibly same as above [Alpha list] Docs needed.
9/12/1777 New Bridge NJ [Alpha list] Docs needed.
9/14/1777 New Bridge NJ, Lt. Col. Aaron Burr attacks British outpost [Munn]
[Alpha list]
Leiby, Hackensack, 135
NJA 2,II, 42-44.
[9/14/1777]
9/16/1777 New Bridge NJ [Alpha list] Docs needed.
11/17/1777 New Bridge NJ [Alpha list] Docs needed.
2/5/1778 New Bridge NJ. Tory raid captures one of killers of Tory John Richards [Munn]
[Alpha list]
Leiby, Hackensack, 147
[2/5/1778]
9/28/1778 New Bridge NJ. MG Chas. Gray killed about 12 Continental dragoons guarding bridge.   Desmarais NJ,p.21-22
5/18/1779 New Bridge NJ. Party of 40 Americans try to take up bridge planks ahead of British regiments [Munn]
[Alpha list]
Leiby, Hackensack 210
[5/18/1779]
3/23/1780 New Bridge NJ. A force of Bergen Militia and Continental troops attacked 600 British troops and German auxiliaries at New Bridge on their retreat from Hackensack and Paramus ...during the two hours it took for the British to repair and cross the New Bridge. [Wiki] Docs needed.
4/15/1780 New Bridge NJ. Americans & British clash 2 miles from Hackensack, British victory
A body of 312 British, Loyalist and German infantry, attacked and overwhelmed an American outpost at New Bridge commanded by Lieutenant Bryson
[Munn]
[RevWar75]
[Wiki]
[Alpha list]
NJA 2, IV, 306-307
Leiby, Hackensack, 247
[4/15/1780]
5/30/1780 New Bridge, insuff. data.
Eight British soldiers were killed, and several wounded, by friendly fire when British troops attempted to attack a body of Bergen Militia in the Zabriskie-Steuben House.
[RevWar75]
[Wiki]
[Alpha list]
[5/30/1780?]
7/29/1780 New Bridge, insuff. data [RevWar75] Docs needed.
7/29/1781 New Bridge, insuff. data [RevWar75]
[Alpha list]
Docs needed.
18 listings

Where:
40.91399 -74.03020 New Bridge NJ (actual bridge location, presumed approximate location for all New Bridge sites)
40.91436, -74.03081 New Bridge NJ (Aaron Burr attacks British outpost) 9/14/1777

Maps

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Maps: [map notes]

  • 40.91399, -74.03020 New Bridge NJ (bridge location, presumed approximate location for other actions in the vicinity)
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google
  • Confidence: bridge 5, other 1-3

  • 40.91436, -74.03081 New Bridge NJ (Aaron Burr attacks British outpost) [9/14/1777]
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google
  • Confidence: 3

    [Can you more accurately place these locations? ________________________
    Tip: email me and we will work out a way.]

Confidence level:: Until (and unless) separate locations can be determined for each of the actions, the actual bridge location has a confidence level of 5, and all actions are considered to be in the vicinity of the bridge and have a confidence level of 1 to 3.
[5 (about as good as we hope to get) down to 1 (somewhere around here). 0 (usually used for "somewhere along this stream".]

Sources

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Sources:

Related locations:
Hackensack,   Paulus Hook,   Shraalenburg,   Teaneck,   Liberty Pole,   Lower Closter Landing,   Closter,   Zabriskie Mills  

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