SPRINGFIELD, NJ, BATTLE OF
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June 23, 1780. In June, 1780, General Clinton advanced to seize the American stores at Morristown, N.J. On the twenty-third his army of about 5000 men met the Americans at Springfield. The Americans were unable to resist and were driven back to the Short Hills. Here Greene formed them again and the British could not force their position. The British then fired the village and retreated. The loss of the Americans was estimated at about sixty, that of the British about 300.
By John Franklin Jameson