Petticoat Bridge & Skirmish site

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Columbus-New Jersey (NJ)

  • Category: bridges-automobile
  • Section: Historical Bridges - Automobile
"December 23, 1776 On orders from General Washington to pull Hessian troops southward from positions of support near Trenton, 600 Americans, stationed at Mount Holly under Colonel Samuel Griffin, attacked a Hessian outpost here on December 21. When the 3,000 Hessians quartered in Burlington County retaliated by marching against Petticoat Bridge on December 23, they were met with a barrage of gunfire. Following a sharp skirmish, the Americans withdrew to Mount Holly luring the Hessians still further from Trenton."

This current bridge, on Petticoat Bridge Road, might not actually officially be called Petticoat Bridge, I don't know, but this is the spot on the Assiscunk Creek that the skirmish took place.

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