Search for lost graves of Revolutionary War battle victims renewed in Cumberland County

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COMMERCIAL TWP. — Aug. 15, 1781, Capt. James Riggins and his troops of the New Jersey militia took action against 15 British sympathizers boarding a boat on the Maurice River in Port Norris attempting to flee to New York.

The skirmish became known as the Battle of Dallas Landing and was Cumberland County’s only officially-recorded battle where blood was shed during the Revolutionary War....

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