Revolutionary Bergen County: The Road to Independence

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Along the banks of the Hudson River, New Jersey's Bergen Country endured much of the brunt of the Revolutionary War. With an impressive compilation of scholarly essays, Barbara Z. Marchant and company vividly portray those who found their lives altered by the conflict, from famous military men, such as George Washington, who attained glory on the battlefields to ordinary citizens like Helen Brasher, who simply wanted to protect her children from the ravages of war. Revolutionary Bergen Country explores the ...

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Overview

Along the banks of the Hudson River, New Jersey's Bergen Country endured much of the brunt of the Revolutionary War. With an impressive compilation of scholarly essays, Barbara Z. Marchant and company vividly portray those who found their lives altered by the conflict, from famous military men, such as George Washington, who attained glory on the battlefields to ordinary citizens like Helen Brasher, who simply wanted to protect her children from the ravages of war. Revolutionary Bergen Country explores the struggles and the dramas played out in the homes and on the field of New Jersey.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596297487
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/13/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,477,114
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Revolutionary Bergen County Barnet Schecter 7

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction Barbara Z. Marchant 13

Major Robert Timpany: Schoolmaster and Soldier Todd W. Braisted 17

"It appeared to me as if here we should live secure": A Family's Precarious Refuge in Paramus, 1776 to 1780 John U. Rees 31

Campbell's Tavern: A Hackensack Landmark in Revolutionary War Days Kevin Wright 43

George Washington in Bergen County, November 1776: A Study in Leadership William Pat Schuber 55

The Reverend Gerrit Lydekker: From Coetus to Conferentie: An Explanation of "What Happened," Firth Haring Fabend 65

The 1779 Closter Landing Raids Eric Nelsen 77

The John Fell: Patriot, POW, Diarist Extraordinaire Jim Wright 87

Hessian Accounts of the Expedition to Hopperstown in April 1780 Lieitenant Colonel Donald M. Londahl-Smidt 95

Robert Ersling: Minemaster and Mapmaker for the American Revolution William Neumann 103

The Revolution Among Us: Terror and Tragedy in the Neutral Ground Nancy Terhune 113

"Had all the Cavalry been in the front not one man could have escaped" Hopperstown, New Jersey, April 16, 1780 John U. Rees 123

The Desperate Huis Vrouws of Revolutionary Bergen Carol Karels 137

The Zabriskies: A Bergen County Family Feud Joseph Suplicki 145

The Revolutionary Roadways of Bergen County Benjamin Rubin 151

Burdett's Landing Douglas E. Hall 163

The Mysterious Death of Brigadier General Enoch Poor Richard Burnon 171

Bibliography 179

Index 185

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