Author: Jason R. Wickersty

Jason R. Wickersty is an independent historian specializing in the War for Independence in New Jersey, Revolutionary veteran pensions, damage claims, and British army logistics and strategy under the command of General Sir William Howe. He has also written for the American Battlefield Trust, the Company of Military Historians, and Sojourn: The Journal of History, Culture & Geography of South Jersey. He works for the National Park Service, and lives in North Brunswick, New Jersey, with his wife Annie, daughter Abigail, and cat Síle.

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George Washington’s Revenge

BOOK REVIEW: George Washington’s Revenge: The 1777 New Jersey Campaign and How General Washington Turned Defeat into the Strategy that Won the Revolution by Arthur Lefkowitz (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2022) The six months following the battles of Trenton and Princeton have long been ill-treated by historians. With Washington perched at Morristown, Howe in New York, […]

by Jason R. Wickersty
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A Shocking Havoc: The Plundering of Westfield, New Jersey, June 26, 1777

Before a single British soldier set foot on New Jersey soil, Deputy Adjutant-General of the British Army in North America Stephen Kemble was concerned for his native colony. “Shudder for Jersey,” he confided in his journal on November 7, 1776, “the Army being thought to move there Shortly.”[1] Once the invasion and occupation of the […]

by Jason R. Wickersty