New Jersey's role in the Revolutionary War is widely overlooked. Every school kid learns about the Boston Tea Party but not the Greenwich tea burning and about the miserable winter at Valley Forge but not the two winter encampments at Jockey Hollow. To find history in New Jersey, all you need is Mark Di Ionno as your guide. His easy-to-read volume helps residents and visitors explore the towns and the countryside from Bergen County to Cape May to find out exactly what happened throughout the state during the Revolutionary War.
While previous publications center on the highlights- the fall of Fort Lee and Washington's retreat across the state, the crossing of the Delaware, the brutal winter encampments at Jockey Hollow, and the battle of Monmouth- Di Ionno fills in the blanks. Battlefields, churches, homes of the famous and infamous, cemeteries, parks, taverns, creeks, museums, lighthouses, historical societies, walking trails, monuments- if it played a part in or commemorates the Revolutionary War in New Jersey, Di Ionno tells you what happened there, the personalities involved, and how to find it for yourself.
The sites are conveniently listed by county, with a helpful summary of the area's war history beginning each chapter. Each entry lists the town and directions to each site, and where appropriate, a complete address, telephone numbers, and hours of operation. Both public and private sites are described, and Di Ionno advises readers at which private sites tours can be arranged.
I've was very lucky to get this book when it first came out and got it signed by the author.
For American Revolution history buffs, especially those interested in New Jersey history, this book is a real page turner.
The author does a great job of telling the story of the "unsung hero" of the revolutionary war (NJ).
If you love history and have ever been curious about New Jersey History, this is definitely the book for youPublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a great reference for visiting various Revolutionary War sites in New Jersey. It is helping us to plan our trip to visit the New Jersey battlefield and camp sites. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert
New Jersey contains hundreds of Revolutionary War sites, most of which are beautifully maintained for all generations to visit. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jon L. Albee