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7 days ago

Shippen Manor

From the staff and volunteers of Shippen Manor.
#happythanksgivng
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From the staff and volunteers of Shippen Manor.
#happythanksgivng

1 week ago

Shippen Manor

#Announcement 2022 CHPP Grant Cycle

Dear county-wide historical and non-profit groups. If your group is planning a history project for the 2022 fiscal year, then you may be interested in a County Historical Partnership Program (CHPP) grant.

The 2022 application will be posted next week at our Warren200.com page (an announcement with link will be provided when the application has been posted). The application will be available on the website as a PDF, so it will be easier for groups to access the grant application.

If you have any questions about the grant, you can contact Gina at 908-453-4381.

About the CHPP Grant Program.

The County History Partnership Program (CHPP) was created in 2015 to extend local re-granting programs to all of the state’s 21 counties. The program enables the NJHC to support both existing and emerging local history organizations and practitioners serving diverse audiences. Through the partnership with county re-granting agencies, NJHC support can more effectively reach history organizations and projects in communities throughout the state.
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2 weeks ago

Shippen Manor

This is an addendum to our Fort Washington post today.

Margaret Cochran Corbin (1751-1800) was one of the Molly Pitchers who helped the American artillerymen during the Revolutionary War. We posted about her in last year's Battle of Fort Washington post.

To read more about Margaret Corbin, visit here: www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/margaret-cochran-corbin

Thank you, Museum of the American Revolution for keeping her story alive.

#americanrevolution #battleoffortwashington #margaretcochrancorbin #mollypitcherTwenty-five-year-old Margaret Corbin witnessed the death of her husband, John, at the Battle of Fort Washington on Manhattan Island, which took place on this day in 1776.

As Hessian soldiers attacked, the young woman took her husband’s position at a cannon and continued to fight. Shown here in this painting by Don Troiani (Don Troiani Historical Artist), Corbin fell wounded when three grapeshot hit her, injuring her arm, jaw, and chest. The Hessians took her prisoner and released her from captivity after treating her wounds. Corbin later became the first woman military pensioner of the United States when the Continental Congress awarded her soldier’s half-pay for life in 1779. Corbin, who passed away in 1800, is buried on the grounds of West Point - The U.S. Military Academy.

See this painting in our special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War: bit.ly/3hx3wR2

🎨 Margaret Corbin, Fort Washington, courtesy of Don Troiani
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This is an addendum to our Fort Washington post today.

Margaret Cochran Corbin (1751-1800) was one of the Molly Pitchers who helped the American artillerymen during the Revolutionary War. We posted about her in last years Battle of Fort Washington post.

To read more about Margaret Corbin, visit here: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/margaret-cochran-corbin

Thank you, Museum of the American Revolution for keeping her story alive.

#AmericanRevolution #BattleofFortWashington #MargaretCochranCorbin #MollyPitcher

2 weeks ago

Shippen Manor

#TodayInHistory Battle of Fort Washington (16 Nov 1776)

On 16 November 1776, Hessian Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen led 3000 Hessian mercenaries and 5000 Redcoats (British soldiers) to lay siege to Fort Washington, which was located on the northern end and highest point of Manhattan Island in New York City, New York. This was the final devastating battle in General Washington’s failed New York campaign.

As a result, Fort Washington and its garrison of 250 men on the east side of the Hudson River fall to the British, led by General Charles Cornwallis. Fort Lee, which is on the west side of the Hudson River in New Jersey, is abandoned by the British two days later.

#BattleofFortWashington #AmericanRevolution #GeorgeWashington #WilhelmvonKnyphausen

RESOURCES

“The American Revolution.” George Washington Papers. Library of Congress. www.loc.gov/collections/george-washington-papers/articles-and-essays/timeline/the-american-revolu....

“British Capture Fort Washington.” This Day in History. History Channel. www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fort-washington-is-captured.

“Fort Washington.” American Battlefield Trust. www.battlefields.org/learn/revolutionary-war/battles/fort-washington.

“Wilhelm von Knyphausen.” Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington. Mount Vernon. www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/wilhelm-von-knyphausen/.
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