Friday, March 26, 2010


The Cannonball House in Springfield NJ.

The British and Hessian Armies attacked from Elizabethtown West towards Hobart Gap. The goal was Morristown and the supplies kept there and any small part of the Continental Army in camp.
The Militia rose up and General Nathanial Greene led them to resist the attack and turn back the British. Not before the town of Springfield was burned down. Washington returned here to see this surviving house and three others. They were spared because the British used them as hospitals.
General Washington stayed here for a few days to be sure the British would not return.
When the house was repaired, a cannonball was discovered in the rafters. The projectile and the house are part of the Springfield Historical Society.

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