Colonel Joseph Ellis was in the Second Gloucester County militia regiment. When the British occupied Gloucester Town, this house would be used by Lord General Cornwallis while in Gloucester Town.
Wednesday January 16th, 2019
From: 7 PM to 8 PM
Gloucester City Community Center
230 Nicholson Rd
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Side entrance to the Gloucester Heights Fire Association Station 54
22 parking space with additional on street parking
The Camden County Historical Society has been conducting a study of the Battle of Gloucester which took place in November 1777. At the time, Gloucester Town was occupied by nearly 6,000 British and Hessian troops supported by vessels of the Royal Navy on the Delaware River.
Professional historian Garry Wheeler Stone, PhD. will provide an overview of the skirmish along with maps outlining who owned the properties in Gloucester Town and the suburbs at that time. This will be in the form of a Power Point presentation.