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Woodbridge NJ

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What:
11 Dec 1776, Unk. American cdr., foraging party captures 400 cattle and 200 sheep at Woodbridge (Munn)
23 Jan 1777, skirmish, *Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (Munn)
23 Feb 1777, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (OIALS)
22 Mar 1777, skirmish, *Unk. militia cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (Munn)
19 Apr 1777, skirmish, Capt. Christopher Marsh vs. Unk. British cdr (Munn)
26 Jun 1777, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (Munn)
29 Jun 1777, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. *Unk. British cdr, 37th Rgt (tavern) (Munn)
8 Aug 1778, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (RW75)
8 or 9 Feb 1779, skirmish, Capt. Randolph vs. *Capt. Ryerson (Jackson's tavern) (Munn,RW75,OIALS)
28 or 29 June 1779, skirmish, Capt. Richard Skinner vs. *Unk. British cdr (Six Roads or Crossroads Tavern) (Munn) (RW75)
1 Jul 1779, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (RW75,OIALS)
10 or 16 Aug 1779, skirmish, Unk. American militia cdr. vs. *Unk. British cdr. (Munn,RW75,OIALS)
1 Feb 1780, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (near Woodbridge) (RW75)
11 May 1780, capture, Justice Freeman et al vs. *Unk. cdr, Loyalist refugees (Munn)
1 Jun 1780, capture, Unk. captives vs. Unk. cdr, Loyalist refugees (Munn,RW75,OIALS)
30 or 31 Jul 1780, capture, Dr. Bloomfield et al vs. Unk. cdr, Loyalist refugees (Munn,RW75,OIALS)
17 Sep 1780, capture, Thos. Brown et al vs. Unk. cdr, Loyalist refugees (Munn,RW75,OIALS)
20 Mar 1781, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (RW75,OIALS)
21 Dec 1781, skirmish, Unk. American cdr. vs. Unk. British cdr (RW75,OIALS)

Where: 40.5576047 -74.2845912 Woodbridge NJ

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  • 40.5576047 -74.2845912 Woodbridge NJ
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  • GNIS record for Woodbridge. Note mapping options.
  • Confidence: 5 (for modern Woodbridge), 2 (for skirmishes)

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Sources:

  • David C. Munn,     Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey,     Bureau of Geology and Topography, Department of Environmental Protection,     1976, p.113-115
    Woodbridge, December 11, 1776   American foraging party captures 400 cattle and 200 sheep at Woodbridge, then behind enemy lines. Lundin, 185.

    Woodbridge, January 23, 1777   "... we [Americans] trimmed two regiments near to Woodbridge." No report of American casualties. NJ A 2, 1, 305.

    Woodbridge, March 22, 1777   The enemy attempts to plunder property of Barnes family, but local militia drives them off. NJA 2, 1, 328.

    Woodbridge, April 19, 1777   British capture Isaac Cotheal, a private in Capt. Christopher Marsh's Company of Light Horse. Clayton, Middlesex, 479. Wolk, Woodbridge, 29.

    Woodbridge, June 26, 1777   Small skirmish occurs during movement of Gen. William Howe in the WESTFIELD and SCOTCH PLAINS area. Main action is battle of SHORT HILLS. NJA 2, I, 428, 477. Clayton, Middlesex, 78-79.

    Woodbridge, June 29, 1777   A detachment from the 37th Regiment surprises party of rebels in a tavern, kill two men including the commanding officer, and take several prisoners. NJA 2, IIL 491.

    Woodbridge, February 9, 1779   Tories under Capt. Joseph Ryerson raid house of Charles Jackson (Tavernkeeper) and take Nathaniel Fitz Randolph (Am. Capt.), just returning from a raid on Staten Island, NJA 2, III, 65, 76-77, 81.

    Woodbridge, June 29, 1779   British in skirmish at Six Roads or Crossroads Tavern kill Capt. Richard Skinner. NJA 2, III, 491. NJDOD #10301.

    Woodbridge, August 16, 1779   Persons unknown fire upon party of rebel militia and put them to rout. NJA 2, III, 555.

    Woodbridge, May 11, 1780   Thirty Refugees raid Woodbridge and capture Justice Freeman, Mr. Edgar, six other whites and two Negroes. NJA 2, IV, 406.

    Woodbridge, June 1, 1780   Thirty Refugees carry off prisoners to New York. Wolk, Woodbridge, 31.

    Woodbridge, July 30, 1780   Party of Refugees take Dr. Moses Bloomfield, Jonathan Bloomfield and Ens. Britton Moores prisoners. NJA 2, IV, 569, 580.

    Woodbridge, September 17, 1780   Refugees take Mr. Thomas Brown and two others in raid. NJA 2, IV, 655, 660.

    [Sources:]

    LUNDIN
    Lundin, Leonard, Cockpit of the Revolution ... Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1940.

    NJA
    Archives of the State of New Jersey, First Series, vol. xxxi (Somerville, N.J., 1923), Second Series (5 vols., Trenton, 1901 1917).

    CLAYTON, MIDDLESEX
    Clayton, W. Woodford, History of Union and Middlesex counties. Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1882.

    WOLK, WOODBRIDGE
    Wolk, Ruth, The History of Wood bridge, New Jersey. Woodbridge, N.J.: Printed privately, 1970.

    NJDOD
    New Jersey Department of Defense Manuscripts.

  • Dennis P. Ryan, New Jersey in the American Revolution 1763-1783: A Chronology, This source notably shows none of the Woodbridge actions/dates.

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  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • Jan 1777 listing   1/23/1777 near Woodbridge NJ. Draw.
  • Feb 1777 listing   2/23/1777 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Apr 1777 listing   4/19/1777 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Aug 1778 listing   8/1778 near Woodbridge NJ. Draw.
  • Feb 1779 listing   2/2/1779 Woodbridge NJ. British victory.
  • Feb 1779 listing   2/8/1779 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Jun 1779 listing   6/28/1779 Woodbridge and Spanktown (Rahway) NJ. British victory.
  • Jul 1779 listing   7/1/1779 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Aug 1779 listing   8/10/1779 near Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Feb 1780 listing   c. 2/1/1780 near Woodbridge NJ. Draw.
  • Jun 1780 listing   6/1780 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Jul 1780 listing   7/31/1780 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Sep 1780 listing   9/17/1780 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Mar 1781 listing   3/20/1781 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.
  • Dec 1781 listing   12/21/1781 Woodbridge NJ. Insufficient data.

  • Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies
  • 1779 listing   23 Feb 1777 Woodbridge
  • 1779 listing   8 Feb 1779 Woodbridge
  • 1779 listing   1 Jul 1779 Woodbridge
  • 1779 listing   10 Aug 1779 near Woodbridge
  • 1780 listing   ? Jun 1780 Woodbridge
  • 1780 listing   31 Jul 1780 Woodbridge
  • 1780 listing   17 Sep 1780 Woodbridge
  • 1781 listing   20 Mar 1781 Woodbridge
  • 1781 listing   21 Dec 1781 Woodbridge

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