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1776 General George Washington ordered fortifications of Paulus Hook but is taken by British.
  Patriots abandon Paulus Hook and retreat to Bergen Township.
Bergen Township fell to British and was abandoned by patriots (October).
1779 Major Henry "Light horse Harry" Lee of Virginia captured Paulus Hook fort from the British on August 19.
  Van Vorst home at Harsimus was occupied by the British after the Battle of Paulus Hook.
1780 - Story of patriot Jane Tuers (home stood at southeast corner of Bergen Avenue and Mercer Street).
  Gen. George Washington met Major Gen. Marquis de Lafayette at the "Apple Tree House."

 

 

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