Places where patriots fought and died are unmarked, shrouded in mystery, clouded in mythology or concealed by obscure accounts and dull statistics. The sites in the crossroads of America’s most important war, have entirely disappeared while others languish unnoticed. An abundance of these sites have been built over by towns and highways or are on private property. Many of the residents of the County who drive every day over heavily trafficked streets are completely unaware of the fierce struggles that occurred along their route.
Bob Mayers has rediscovered these places, in his book, "Revolutionary New Jersey-Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution" and revived these forsaken locations by exploring the actual sites. These visits are enhanced with fresh research from original documents, often discovered in British, Hessian and French records.The book takes the reader to the battlefields, encampments and other sites in this area and describes Revolutionary events in present day towns. In 1777, the conflict in the countryside swept north from Princeton to Perth Amboy and erupted into the “forage war”. There were major engagements at Bound Brook and Scotch Plains. Bob's presentation will bring readers back in time to feel, see and hear the action that occurred in their neighborhoods over 200 years ago.