New York Line Campsite in Bridgewater

“Continued our march to Rariton River Steels Gap Near Bown Brookand Encamped.” Steels Gap” is probably Steeles Tavern; there is also a Steel Gap Road in Middlebrook.The camp could either be that of the Virginia Troops of 1778/79 to the west of the Middlebrook Gap or, more likely, that of the Maryland Camp of 1778/79 to the east of the gap on Gilbridge Road off of New Jersey-CR 527. Middlebrook was a small village west of Bound Brook, at the foot of Vosseller Avenue along West Main Street. The 1778/79 encampments were north of the village, at the gap into the Watchung Mountains just east of the junction of Routes 22 and 287.

Units
New York Line
Date
Direction
Destination
north
Newburgh, New York
Latitude
Longitude
40.55838614
-74.56764506
Address
Zipcode
City
State
Bridgewater
NJ
Phone Number