New jerseys loyalists came from all levels of society from large landowners to farmers artisans and slaves their loyalty was based on a variety of economic political religious and personal reasons british sympathy in the new jersey became starkly apparent as the enemy drove george washingtons army across the state in 1776. Index to new jersey volunteers history silver belt plate ensign justus earle 4th battalion new jersey volunteers accession no 20061 collections of the new brunswick museum the links on this page will take you to various articles period papers and other records of the new jersey volunteers. Many outspoken or militarily active loyalists were forced to flee especially to their stronghold of new york city william franklin the royal governor of new jersey and son of patriot leader benjamin franklin became the leader of the loyalists after his release from a patriot prison in 1778 he worked to build loyalist military units to . New jersey is known as the crossroads of the revolution because its location between new york and philadelphia as well as its strategic importance for troop movements by both the british and continental armies made it a hot bed for patriot and loyalist activities. The loyalists of new jersey in the revolution e alfred jones home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create lists bibliographies and reviews or search worldcat find items in libraries near you
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