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The 245th Anniversary of the British Invasion & American Retreat at Historic New Bridge Landing
Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$12.50
The 245th Anniversary of the British Invasion & American Retreat
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About the Event
On November 20th, 1776, five thousand British, Hessian and Loyalist troops, under command of Lt. Gen. Lord Cornwallis, scaled the Palisades at Lower Closter Dock and marched against Fort Lee. Warned by an alert officer, the American garrison escaped entrapment by safely crossing the Hackensack River at New Bridge, now known as “the Bridge That Saved a Nation,” and lived to fight another day. To mark the 245th Anniversary of the “times that try men’s souls,” the Bergen County Historical Society, along with the Brigade of the American Revolution, will co-sponsor a weekend of living history and scholarly presentations. More details and schedule to follow.