Recent Activities - Hancock House

     Early in the morning of March 21, 1778, Major John Graves Simcoe, with a force of 300 Tories under the order of British General Mawhood, stormed the house of William and Sarah Hancock in punishment to the people of Salem County for supporting the American cause and impeding His Majesties troops on their foraging mission in Southwest New Jersey.  Nine Continentals and Judge William Hancock (ironically a Quaker judge and His Majesty's Judge for Salem County) were killed by bayonet.

     This event was our eighth year at the Historic Hancock House, and we look forward to having more there.  The folks at the house were very hospitable.  We joined with the Loyal American Regiment and 1st New Jersey Volunteers to reenact the massacre that occurred there.  Although the original massacre occurred at night we had a lot of fun.  Tacticals were scheduled and ended .

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