The Battle of Short Hills
Oak Ridge Park, Clark, New Jersey 07066
240th Anniversary
June 23-25, 2017
Bring New Jersey's History Home

Line of Soldiers Firing

Reenactor Schedule

(Schedule subject to change)                                                                (printable pdf found here)

Battle of Short Hills Reenactment   
June 24th & 25th 2017


Friday, June 23rd, 2017

1:00 PM- 10:00 PM Registration Open

Check-in by the driveway area and homestead. (Signs will be posted) All participants are to park in their respective parking area after registration and unloading.

7:00 PM Officers meeting

10:00 PM Registration Closes

10:00 PM Tattoo


Saturday, June 24th, 2017

7:00 AM-10:00 AM Registration Open

7:00 AM Morning Gun

All awake in both camps.

8:00 AM Morning Formation

10:00 AM Registration Closes

10:00 AM Market Opens

Petty and Grand sutlers of each army will be open for business in the rear of each camp selling all kinds of eatables and drinks. Buyer beware.

10:00 AM Battalion Drill

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Dinner

Mess cooks to issue out dinner.

1:00 PM-2:00PM Picket Post

A sound of the alarm will prompt the main action.

1:45 PM Formation

2:00 PM Battle of Short Hills

As Howe's Army divides in two parts to take the Mountain pass, The New Jersey and Pennsylvania line, aided by batteries of artillery, hold the ground long enough to close the pass.

3:00 PM To Close the Pass

5:00 PM Supper

7:00 PM Battalion Commanders Meeting

7:00 PM Tavern

11:00 PM Tattoo


Sunday, June 25th, 2017

8:00 AM Morning Gun

All awake in both camps.

9:00 AM Morning Formation

10:00 AM Church Service

A rousing church service performed by our very own Reverend James Caldwell. (Near battery)

10:00 AM Market Opens

Petty and Grand sutlers of each army will be open for business in the rear of each camp selling all kinds of eatables and drinks. Buyer beware.

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Dinner

1:00 PM-2:00PM Picket Post

A sound of the alarm will prompt the main action.

1:45 PM Formation

2:00 PM Main Action

With Howe's movement around the Jersies, Washington keeps a careful, and checks him when need be.

3:30PM Camp Breakdown