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During American Revolutionary War, New Jersey was strategically located between Continental Congress in Philadelphia and British command center in New York City. From 1775 until 1783, New Jersey was location of major battles and minor skirmishes that historic homes, battlefield sites and historical monuments bear testament to today.
For these reasons, New Jersey has become known as "Crossroads of American Revolution". Although most battles were fought in southern New Jersey such as Fort Monmouth, Fort Mercer and Trenton, Northern New Jersey offers many historical sites from this era. Prominent figures in American history who made their way through New Jersey during war years included Alexander Hamilton, Benedict Arnold, George Washington and Thomas Paine among others.