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Iron Works Hill Monument at Saint Andrews Cemetery

128 Pine Street, Mount Holly , NJ 08060


The Battle of Iron Works Hill was a series of skirmishes that took place on December 22 and 23, 1776 that would facilitate General Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware. Hessian troops under the command of Colonel Von Donop were drawn south to Mount Holly to engage a small group of 600 Americans led by Colonel Samuel Griffin. Following the Battle of Iron Works Hill, Von Donop remained in Mount Holly instead of returning to Bordentown, which would have placed him in a position to assist Johann Rall’s brigade in Trenton on the night of December 25, 1776.

The Battle of Iron Works Hill is commemorated with a monument dedicated to the diversionary tactic that aided General Washington to capture Trenton. The monument is located in front of Saint Andrews Cemetery, established by royal charter from King George III in 1765. The original church was located on the land that is now the cemetery where notable Civil War officers and generals, U.S. Congressmen and Senators, and Revolutionary War soldiers are buried.


  • See the monument dedicated to the American troops who helped secure Washington’s victory in Trenton
  • Search for famous burials including Colonel Athanasius Fenwick, the great grandfather of Elizabeth White who is credited with the cultivation of blueberries

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