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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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2017 Schedule of Events
February 4 BAR Commanders’ and Adjutants Meeting, Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ

February 11 4th NJV Capt. Hayden’s Coy. Meeting, Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ

April 8 Red Mill Military Heritage Day, Historic Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, NJ

April 29-30 BAR School of Instruction and Membership Meeting, New Windsor Cantonment, Vails Gate, NY

May 19-21 Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, SC

May 27 NJ Memorial Day Weekend Parade & Commemoration, River Vale, NJ
$ Paying Event for Unit $

June 24-25 BAR, 240th Anniversary Battle of Short Hills, Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ

July 15 Storming of Stony PointStony Point Battlefield, Stony Point, NY

August 17-20 BAR (BB/CL?) Loyalist Days, Fort Wellington, Prescott, ON Canada

Sept. 8-10 Rev War Weekend, Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May, NJ
$ Paying Event for Unit $

Sept. 9 (rain date Sept. 10) Peace Conference Commemoration, Conference House/Christopher Billop House, Tottenville, Staten Island, NY
$ Paying Event for Unit $

Sept. 16-17 BAR, Annual Firelock Match, OSMLC, Saratoga, NY

Sept. 16-17 BB/CL, Battle of Brandywine, Sandy Hollow, Birmingham Township, PA

October 6-8 BAR, Investment of East Jersey Old Town, Piscataway, NJ

October 14 Loyal to the Crown, Orangetown Museum, Orangetown, NY

Nov. 18-19 BAR Retreat Weekend 241st Anniversary of British Invasion of NJ, Fort Lee Historic Park Fort Lee, NJ & Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge NJ

Dec. 26 or 30 Battles of Trenton, Old Barracks Museum, Trenton NJ

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Possible 2018 Events
June 15-17 BB/CL, 240th Anniversary Battle of Monmouth, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ

July 20-22 BB/CL, Defiance & Independence, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Ticonderoga, NY

August 18-19 BAR, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sept. 14-16 BB/CL, Mount Harmon Plantation, Earleville, MD

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Possible 2019 Events
May 4-5 BB/CL, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, VA

Sept.-Oct. BB/CL, Tentative – Battle of the Hook, Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA

October BB/CL, Siege of Savannah, GA

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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