American Revolution Podcast

AR254 Springfield

September 4, 2022

After British General Henry Clinton returns from South Carolina in June 1780, he launches a multi-pronged attack into New Jersey with the hope of finishing off the Continental Army.  General Nathanael Greene makes use of limited Continental forces and local militia to protect the headquarters at Morristown.  The British manage only to burn the village of Springfield before withdrawing back to New York.

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Book Recommendation of the Week:

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle for New Jersey - 1780, by Thomas Fleming (or borrow on

Online Recommendation of the Week:

Sobol, Thomas T. “William Maxwell, New Jersey’s Hard Fighting General” Journal of the American Revolution, August 15, 2016.

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