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Copany Meeting House - American Revolutionary War - Springfield Twp., NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 40° 02.910 W 074° 45.332
18T E 520852 N 4433168
Quick Description: This once meeting house served as a field hospital for Hessian troops after a skirmish with the American rebel forces.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2018 10:07:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMYY3K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

Today, this brick house is privately owned. The erstwhile meeting house.field hospital is obscured by trees and shrubbery but can be safely viewed from the side of the road. I found a record of this structure HERE.

From that aforementioned site I learned in 1831, a frame meeting-house was built near this (existing site), which was occupied until 1853, when a brick structure succeeded it. So, this meeting house was constructed in 1853.

Revolutionary War Hospital
The brick structure standing near this point
is Copany Meeting House, built in 1775,
following a skirmish between American units
under Colonel Samuel Griffin and Hessian
troops commanded by Colonel Kurt Von Donop
at nearby Petticoat Bridge on December 23,
1776. It was used by Hessians as a hospital
in which to treat their wounded

1845 County Rte 670 (AKA Jacksonville Jobstown Road) Springfield NJ 08022

Name of War: American Revolutionary War

Type of Documentation: Historic Marker/Interpretive

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