battle of springfield

battle of springfield

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  • "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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