Bergen County Voices from the American Revolution: Soldiers and Residents in Their Own Words

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Bergen County saw much of the American Revolution from its own doorstep. Close to British-occupied New York City, this corner of New Jersey was divided by the Revolution. Some people were staunch Loyalists or Patriots, in disagreement with their families and neighbors; others wavered or remained neutral, while still others changed their minds as was expedient. In the end, the years of hostilities led to massive damage and upheaval within the community as men either left home or stayed nearby to fight for or against secession from Great Britain. After the war, their pension applications allow glimpses into their experiences. Compiled and edited by local historian and Revolutionary War expert Todd W. Braisted, these are the stories of the Revolutionary soldiers of Bergen County.
ISBN: 9781609498368
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Images: 75
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Todd Braisted is an Honorary Vice President of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada, a Fellow in the Company of Military Historians and a past president of the Bergen County Historical Society. He has given many lectures on the American Revolution in the United States & Canada and appeared on on History Detectives and Who Do You Think You Are?