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Woodbury was occupied by British troops in November 1777. Gen. Charles Cornwallis chose as his headquarters the home of John Cooper, a Continental Congress member denounced for his patriotism by his pacifist Quaker friends. A number of Revolutionary War-era buildings have been preserved.
“Light Horse” Harry Lee, father of Robert E. Lee, made Woodbury his headquarters during military campaigns in South Jersey in 1779. Other local notables include Commodore Stephen Decatur and Capt. James Lawrence, both of whom attended Woodbury Academy. The Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House, 58 N. Broad St., was the boyhood home of Lawrence, known for his dying command “Don't give up the ship,” uttered during the War of 1812. His former home now houses the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum. Exhibits include textiles, samplers, toys, dolls, military artifacts and a Colonial-era kitchen; phone (856) 848-8531.
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Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Address not available WOODBURY, NJ . Phone:(856)845-4056
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