"British forces attempted an invasion of New Jersey in the spring of 1780, speculating that local residents, fatigued by the war, would welcome them."
"Originating in Staten Island and marching through Elizabethtown, Knyphausen intended to capture the strategic Hobart Gap, enabling a march on American headquarters in Morristown."
New Jersey militia decided to take a stand in the small village of Springfield
The British goal of reaching Morristown was thwarted.
The British resorted to burning and looting. Only 4 houses remained after the battle. After setting fire to Springfield.
The British retreated to the shore
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