Friday, October 23, 2009


The Zabriske- Von Stueben House in River Edge N.J. On 9/10/1780, General Washington stayed here with Lafayette. Both were attending the funeral of General Enoch Poor. Poor commanded the New Hampshire brigade for Lafayette. He was an able general.

The house was also used in 1776. The house overlooked a small bridge that crossed the Hackensack River. The Continental Army was in full retreat and racing towards the Delaware River. They would cross it and regroup. They would meet in Pennsylvania opposite a little crossroads town called Trenton on the banks of the Delaware in New Jersey.

Washington supposedly stood in front of this house and encouraged his men to keep moving.

After the war, the house was given to Von Stueben for a reward. It was damaged in a recent flood and needs help.

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