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Strawberry Hill, Woodbridge NJ

Other names:

What:
Skirmish, Gen. Wm. Maxwell vs. Gen. Wm. Howe, 8 Mar 1777 (Ryan,Munn) or 28 Mar 1777 (JAN,RW75)
Skirmish, *Capt. Marsh, militia vs. unknown British cdr, ? July 1778 (JAN,RW75)

Where: 40.54586 -74.27453 Strawberry Hill, Woodbridge NJ

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • It is apparent that there is a difference of opinion on the date of the Mar 1777 action. Ryan and Munn appear to use 8 Mar 1777 per Vermeule, Cornelius C., The Revolutionary Camp Ground at Plainfield.., New York: The Evening Post Job Printing Office, Inc., 1923. Nagy and RevWar75 base their date of 28 Mar 1777 per Howard H. Peckham, Toll of Independence (Clements Library Bicentennial Studies), University of Chicago Press, 1974.

  • Dennis P. Ryan, New Jersey in the American Revolution 1763-1783: A Chronology, p.43:
    March 8 [1777]
    A British foraging party under General William Howe meets Americans under General William Maxwell in an engagement at Strawberry Hill.

  • David C. Munn,     Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey,     Bureau of Geology and Topography, Department of Environmental Protection,     1976, p.114,124
    Woodbridge, March 8, 1777   Militia and British skirmish at Strawberry Hill. Vermeule, Plainfield, 16.

    [source] Vermeule, Cornelius C., The Revolutionary Camp Ground at Plainfield..., New York: The Evening Post Job Printing Office, Inc., 1923.

  • Vermeule, Cornelius C., The Revolutionary Camp Ground at Plainfield... New York: The Evening Post Job Printing Office, Inc., 1923.
    From this post on Green Brook the Militia went forward on January 20th to the battle at Van Nests Mills, and February 1st to a hot fight at Piscataway. On the 8th there was another at Quibbletown when the enemy looted and destroyed at David Coriell's farm (now Dunellen). On the 23rd they attacked at Ash Swamp and again at Spanktown. March 8th they fought again at Strawberry Hill, near Woodbridge and also attacked Howe and his escort at Piscataway town.

  • John A. Nagy,    
    ...The crest of the hill is Strawberry Hill Avenue and Benjamin ... [Street] with the ridge running along Strawberry Hill Avenue.
    March 28, 1777 Skirmish between American and British took place at Strawberry Hill. p. 32 Toll of Independence
    July 1778 A british foraging party was routed by Captain Marsh's militia company and 42 Germans were captured at Strawberry Hill. No reported American loses. p.52 Toll of Independence
    [above ref.] Howard H. Peckham, Toll of Independence (Clements Library Bicentennial Studies), University of Chicago Press, 1974. From the topo map, it would appear that the crest of the hill is the second street to the west, St. Joseph Terrace.

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  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • Mar 1777 listing   3/28/1777 Strawberry Hill, Woodbridge NJ. Draw. [Peckham]
  • Jul 1778 listing   7/1778 Strawberry Hill, (Woodbridge) NJ. American victory. [Peckham]

  • Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies. Not found.

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