Posted on January 14, 2016 at 9:08 AM by Victoria Mulherin
Throw Back Thursday with County Clerk, Tim Tyler!
Did you know The Battle of Iron Works Hill took place in Mount Holly in December of 1776? General Washington ordered Colonel Griffin to cross the Delaware River with 600 men and march through Moorestown to Mount Holly. His troops were comprised mostly of untrained boys and men from local towns, farms and two companies of Virginia riflemen and artillerists that settled at Mount Holly and set up artillery pieces on Iron Works Hill.
The Battle of Iron Works, also known as the Battle of Mount Holly, was crucial in the Revolutionary War because it distracted thousands of Hessian soldiers from Trenton, where George Washington would stage The Battle of Trenton on Christmas night. The outcome of The Battle of Trenton was greatly affected by the number of Hessian soldiers that had been drawn away from that site by Colonel Griffin's troops in Mount Holly.