SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A commemoration observing the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Springfield will be held by the Church and Cannon Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution on June 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Commemoration Ceremony and wreath laying will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the DAR Cemetery, located at 39 Mountain Avenue, which is across the street from the municipal parking lot. All are invited to attend.
Immediately following the wreath laying, the gathering will move across the street to the Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library on 66 Mountain Avenue for a special presentation about the Battle of Springfield, Connecticut Farms & Elizabeth by John Kieser and David Siegfried. The battles took place from June 6 to June 23, 1780,
Kieser and Siegfried are members of Sons of the American Revolution. Siegfried is a former Trustee of Crossroads of the American Revolution.
The Battle of Springfield was fought during the American Revolutionary War on June 23, 1780. After the Battle of Connecticut Farms, on June 7, 1780, had foiled Lieutenant General Wilhelm, Baron von Knyphausen’s expedition to attack General George Washington’s army at Morristown, New Jersey, Knyphausen and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton, British commander-in-chief in North America, decided upon a second attempt. Although the British were initially able to advance, they were ultimately forced to withdraw in the face of newly arriving rebel forces, resulting in a Continental victory. The battle effectively ended British ambitions in New Jersey.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM in the Palmer Museum.