Unhappy Catastrophes: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey

It is that time again, for another Emerging Revolutionary War Sunday Night Happy Hour! This will be our 50th Sunday Night Happy Hour! There is no better way to celebrate than to talk about New Jersey in the American Revolution.

Robert M. Dunkerly

New Jersey was one of the most fought over areas during the American Revolution. Most know of the battles of Trenton, Princeton and Monmouth, but central New Jersey witnessed many small battles and important events during the Revolution. This area saw it all: from spies and espionage, to military encampments like Morristown and Middlebrook, to mutinies, raids, and full blown engagements like Bound Brook and Springfield. This part of New Jersey saw more action during the Revolution than anywhere else in the young nation. A full understanding of the war demands a study of these events and places.

We welcome historian and author Robert Dunkerly who has authored the latest ERW book titled “Unhappy Catastrophes: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey, 1776-1782” due out later this year. This talk coincides with our bus tour this November of Trenton and Princeton and will provide a good backdrop on the situation in New Jersey in 1776.

This Sunday, August 22nd at 7pm we will go live on our Facebook page. We look forward to this lively discussion and we encourage questions and comments via the chat box. “See” you this Sunday!

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3 Responses to Unhappy Catastrophes: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey

  1. Joseph G. Brosius says:

    Thank you. Growing up in Belleville NJ, I was aware of the War for Independence from an early age. What is now Belleville was known as Second River at that time. I look forward to Unhappy Catastrophes.

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  2. Judson Gunter says:

    Always look forward to learning more about this aspect of the war and the Forage Wars. Often lacks detailed study and reporting.

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  3. Diane Mcvey says:

    I purchased two tickets for the November 12-14 New Jersey tour. My credit card confirmed the funds were received but I have not received any response from Evenbrite to print my tickets.My confirmation number is #1825410745.Is there a live person I can contact?

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