Union County’s involvement in the Revolutionary War has left a tremendous legacy on the history and shape of New Jersey and the United States. Today many sites in Union County remain as constant reminders of the sacrifices of the people who lived, fought, and died here. Yet despite this heroism, their sacrifice remains only a part of the larger story of the American Revolution. These links represent some of the best and most updated information concerning the American Revolution especially in New Jersey and Union County.
The Revolutionary War in America
American Revolution Center
Find important information about the American Revolutionary War on a national scale.
The Principles of Freedom
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation provides a detailed outline of the American Revolutionary War in context with the Declaration of Independence.
The British Library: Online Gallery, The American Revolution
The British Library provides thorough information and a timeline of the American Revolutionary War.
Through Northern Illinois University Libraries and the National Endowment for Humanities, the American Archives website gathers primary documents that were created prior to the American Revolution.
The Avalon Project: Yale Law School
Extensive Primary Sources from the 18th Century compiled by The Avalon Project , Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School.
The Revolutionary War in New Jersey
Crossroads of the American Revolution
The Crossroads of the American Revolution highlights the crucial role that New Jersey played in winning the American Revolution. Explore this site to learn why New Jersey is truly the Crossroads of the Revolution!
New Jersey Historical Commission: A Documentary History 1763-1783
“New Jersey in the American Revolution, 1763-1783: A Documentary History edited by Larry R. Gerlach and published by the New Jersey Historical Commission is a compilation of primary sources relating to the American Revolution in New Jersey.”
New Jersey Historical Commission: Bicentennial of the American Revolution Pamphlets
Examine twenty-eight now out of print pamphlets published by New Jersey Historical Commission that explores New Jersey’s Revolutionary War history.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Information on the Monmouth Battlefield State Park, site of the Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey.
Morristown National Historical Park
Information on the Morristown National Historical Park, site of General Washington and the Continental Army’s winter encampments of December 1779 to June 1780.
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Information on the site where General George Washington and his Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey.
The Revolutionary War in Union County
Four Centuries in a Weekend
Union County’s interactive guide the region throughout its history. Resource for additional information on Revolutionary War sites in Union County.
Revolutionary War in New Jersey
An extensive listing of Revolutionary War sites in Union County and across New Jersey.