North American Fortifications
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FORT MERCER

Red Bank Battlefield Park
National Park, New Jersey

(1776 - 1781)

N 3952.282 W07511.363 (USCGS "...Monument")

This was an earthwork fort with 350-yards of earthen outer works. The Patriots surrendered to the British in 1777, who then abandoned it. The Patriots gained it back in 1778 and rebuilt it. Located across the river from Fort Mifflin, PA. A coastal defense battery was planned here in 1872 but it was never built.

PHOTO GALLERY

DELAWARE RIVER MAP & LINKS

* Official Link to Red Bank Battlefield Park *

Launched: August 31, 2002

last updated: 28 February, 2006

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