Celebrating America's 250th
Revolutionary War in Camden County
DID YOU KNOW that in 1777 during the American Revolution, United States troops based in Haddonfield attacked a German (Hessian) outpost in Audubon and Haddon Heights and chased them—and British reinforcements—all the way to what is now Gloucester City? Led by France’s marquis de Lafayette, a small band of rebels won the day at “The Battle of Gloucester.” While the “battle” was a “trifling affair,” it gained the young Frenchman command of an American army division, thus cementing Lafayette’s commitment to American independence. Learn the full story and other exciting accounts in Living in a War Zone, Camden County, New Jersey 1777-1778.
The Camden County Historical Society has printed 2,500 copies of this booklet for distribution to local schools and libraries. This publication was made possible by a grant (GA-2287-17-001) to the Camden County Historical Society from the American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, the Department of Interior. The information in this publication was drawn from a lengthy report to the American Battlefield Protection Program, copies of which will be filed with Camden County planning departments, libraries, and historical societies.
These articles relate to current events pertaining to our advocacy efforts in South Jersey.
Justice for the Historic Hugg House
The Camden County Historical Society was extensively working to preserve the historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House in Bellmawr from being demolished. Unfortunately, we lost the battle on March 3rd, 2017, but the war is just beginning.