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 242nd Anniversary of the "times that try men's souls," the Bergen County Historical Society, Outwater's Militia, will co-sponsor a day of living history and scholarly presentations on November 18th. If your unit is interested in participating, please let us know.