Union historical society holds hike commemorating local militia success in American Revolution

UNION — On Sunday, Sept. 29, members of the Union Township Historical Society will hike from the intersection of Colonial and Galloping Hill Roads in Elizabeth to Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church on Stuyvesant Avenue in Union. This 3 mile trek is the second quarter of the Victory Trail — a colonial history walking tour with stops at sites or markers along the way — and will complete the Trail on two subsequent Sundays.

Hikers will approximate the route from Elizabethtown, that was followed by British forces who were determined to attack George Washington and his men in Morristown, during the American Revolution. The Trail commemorates the successes of local militia and the Continental Army in preventing the Redcoats and Hessians from reaching their goal with such victories as the Battle of Connecticut Farms — now Union — and the Battle of Springfield.  Non-members are invited to participate.  Call the historical society headquarters at 908-687-7977 if you’d like to participate.

For additional information about the history of Union, or the UTHS, go to www.unionhistory.org and www.uniontwphistoricalsociety.webs.com.