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4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers

Captain Samuel Hayden's Company

4th Battalion New Jersey Volunteers, Hayden's Company

Hello, and welcome to Captain HAYDEN's Company of the 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers.

Our group was founded in 1977 to take part in reenactments of the American Revolution and additional local civic events. Please refer to our schedule below to see what our future events are.

We are full members of both the British Brigade and the Brigade of the American Revolution and maintain their strict goals of authenticity. The uniform, seen above, represents the regiment as it appeared in 1777, with the distinctive green faced white regimental coat.

The original regiment was raised in November of 1776 by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham VAN BUSKIRK of Teaneck, New Jersey. It was one of six battalions of New Jersey Volunteers being raised in the province at that time, all under the command of Brigadier General Cortland SKINNER.

They served in many raids of New Jersey from their camp on Staten Island, Paulus Hook and other locations as well as taking part in the major battles of Connecticut Farms, Springfield and Fort Griswold. Detachments of the unit also served at the Siege of Charlestown, King's Mountain and Eutaw Springs, South Carolina. The battalion was renumbered third in a reorganization of 1781.

With the end of the war and the British loss of America, the New Jersey Volunteers were disbanded on October 10th 1783 along the River Saint John, in modern New Brunswick, Canada. To read more about the original regiment, please click here.

Thank you for visiting us. We welcome inquiries about membership or perhaps how the group can take part in your future event. Please contact us at the address below. Also check out our photos in the gallery by clicking here!

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Group Name: 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers
Captain Samuel Hayden's Company
Contacts: Todd W. Braisted
  569 Holly Court, Mahwah, NJ 07430
  Todd Braisted's Email Address
  Raymond Helge
  PO Box 6731, Monroe Twp. NJ 08831
  Ray Helge's Email Address
Group Location: Northeastern United States & Ontario, Canada
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2018 Schedule of Events
February 10 Unit Meeting/Workshop, Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ

March 10 Unit Sewing Workshop, Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge NJ

April 14 Unit Sewing Workshop, Union Lodge #19 F&AM, 60 Cedar Ave. North Brunswick, NJ

April 21 BAR Annual Membership Meeting, Commanders’ and Adjutants’ Meeting, Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ

May 12-13 BAR Artillery School, Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ

May 19-20 BAR School of Instruction, Historic Eastfield Village, East Nassau, NY
All Up Event

May 26 NJ Memorial Day Weekend Parade & Commemoration, River Vale, NJ
$ Paying Event for Unit $

June 9-10 BAR Market Fair / Association of Artisan & Mechanics, Locust Lawn, New Paltz, NY

June 16-17 BB/CL National Event, 240th Anniversary Battle of Monmouth, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ
All Up Event

June 23-24 Occupied Long Island, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road. Old Bethpage, NY 11804

July 14 Annual Stony Point Day, Stony Point Battlefield, Stony Point, NY

July 21-22 Defiance & Independence, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Ticonderoga, NY
All Up Event

Sept. 8 (rain date Sept. 9) 1776 Peace Conference, Conference House/Christopher Billop House, Tottenville, Staten Island, NY
$ Paying Event for Unit $

Sept. 8-9 Revolutionary War Encampment, Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May, NJ
$ Paying Event for Unit $

Sept. 15-16 BB/CL National Event, Mount Harmon Plantation, Earleville, MD
All Up Event

Oct. 5-7 BAR Raid on Charlestown, Amos Green Farm, Charlestown, RI

Oct. 27-28 BAR Revolutionary Days, East Jersey Old Town, Johnson Park, River Rd., Piscataway, NJ

Nov. 3 BAR Scout, Putnam Park, Redding CT

Nov. 17-18 British Invasion of NJ: Saturday, BAR, 242nd Anniversary Retreat from Fort Lee, Fort Lee Historic Park Fort Lee, NJ. Sunday, Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge NJ
All Up Event

Dec. 29-30? Battles of Trenton, Old Barracks Museum, Trenton NJ
All Up Event

Any BAR Member can attend any BAR Event regardless of Department/Region. BAR Events are published in “The Brigade Courier” and/or on the BAR website. Any member wishing to attend any other non-BAR Event should contact their Unit Commander and discuss possible registration.

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