Researching the American Revolution

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New Jersey

Monmouth Battlefield

The battles of Trenton, Princeton and Monmouth are very famous battles in New Jersey.  However, Revolutionary conflict in the state continued throughout the war. For some of this littlier known battles, see the following sources.

Secondary Sources

Braisted, Todd. Grand Forage 1778: The Battleground around New York City, 2016.

Fleming, Thomas J. The Forgotten Victory – The Battle for New Jersey – 1780. New York: Reader’s Digest Press, 1973.

Leiby, Adrian. The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley – The Jersey Dutch and the Neutral Ground 1775-1783. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 1980.

Lengel, Edward G. The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield, 1780, 2020.

A short, but captivating account of two Northern New Jersey battles late in the war.  Notable aspects include the sturdy professionalism of the Continental Army supported by effective, highly experienced militia units.  The British commanders exhibited little stomach for a protracted battle and pursuit of the Rebels thereby lowering the morale of their forces.  Neither side had sufficient forces or supplies to conduct a full scale attack on their opponents.

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