SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Historical Society has just released their updated version of the Battle of Springfield.

The original publication released in 1955 was written to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Battle of Springfield. It was written by Mario Charles Diedrich and illustrated by William Nickel with photographs by Robert Jones. The original publications was reprinted in 1980 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the battle.

The new updated version is published 65 years after the original during the 240th Anniversary year of the battle with many new features.

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Besides correcting a few historical inaccuracies in the original text, many new photographs have been added. Something of interest is the claims submitted by Springfield residents of items pillaged by the British, the importance of the battle and the story of the Continental Soldier statue at the First Presbyterian Church on Morris Ave.

“Updating this publication has been a labor of love,” Margaret Bandrowski, President of Springfield Historical Society stated, “I’m grateful for the all those that contributed and their assistance updating this publication.”

Anyone who would like a copy can send $5.00 plus $2.00 for S&H to:

Springfield Historical Society

C/O Margaret Bandrowski

126 Morris Ave

Springfield, NJ 07081

All proceeds go to the Springfield Historical Society a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up all volunteers. Publication of this anniversary edition was made possible in part by a HEART Grant from Union County.