British Forces at Raritan

Archaeologist to discuss digs at site

Archaeologist Richard Veit of Monmouth University will discuss the ongoing investigation of Revolutionary War campsites of the Crown Forces at Raritan Landing in Piscataway, New Jersey, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. The talk will be at the Fort Montgomery Historic Site near the Bear Mountain Bridge.

British and Hessian troops occupied the site from January until June 1777 and left behind a community that was a shell of its former self. Veit will share some of the finds at the site over the past 20 years and what they can tell historians about the organization and activities of the Crown forces.

Reservations are required for the talk, which is sponsored by the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association. Call 845-446-2134. A $5 donation is suggested.

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