Few People Know That The Last Skirmish Of The Revolutionary War Was Fought In New Jersey

New Jersey has a rich Revolutionary War history but we all know that the war ended in Virginia – or did it? Most consider the Seige of Yorktown to be the final battle of the Revolutionary War. General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of nearly 8,000 to around 6,500 French and American soldiers led by General George Washington. This effectively eliminated any chance of a British victory. However, the war didn’t officially end until the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783. While no large battles were fought, one of the final skirmishes happened in the Garden State.

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His bounty increased and, a few months later, he was apprehended and mortally wounded. Though he’s been gone for centuries, his escape will not be forgotten. It is reenacted each December at the Cedar Bridge Tavern.

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