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March 9 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ryan Radice: A Nest of American Hornets: New Jersey’s Forage War of 1777

Learn the fascinating story of local history during the American Revolution … Join at the Abraham Staats House for a talk by historian Ryan Radice: “A Nest of American Hornets: New Jersey’s Forage War of 1777”

Sat., March 9, 2024      * 2:30PM ~ 5PM *      In person & via Zoom

$10 pp w advance reservation/$15 at door

While 18th century armies typically ceased fighting during the winter, that would not be the case in New Jersey during the winter of 1777. Instead, following Washington’s victories at Trenton and Princeton, a violent “petit guerre” characterized by foraging raids, skirmishing, and guerilla-style warfare was waged on the plain below the Watchung mountains.

Mr. Radice will examine this period, known as the “Forage War,” through the personal experiences of Continentals, Militia, British and Hessian soldiers, as well as civilians. From these primary sources we can understand how the Crown went from chasing Washington out of New Jersey at the end of 1776, to being driven out of the state themselves only six months later.

“A Map containing part of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey, 1781” Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.



Reserve your tickets now! Light refreshments offered.   Admission: In person & via Zoom $10 pp w adv. reservation/$15 at door    EventBrite at www.staatshouse.org     By Phone: 732-369-3583   House opens: 2:30PM for seating; presentation at 3PM.


March 9
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Abraham Staats House
17 Von Steuben Lane
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
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