The Battle of Short Hills (or the Battle of Metuchen Meetinghouse) was a conflict between a force of Americans commanded by General William Alexander ("Lord Stirling"), and an opposing British force commanded by General William Howe, that took place on July 26, 1777, at Scotch Plains and Edison, in New Jersey, during the American Revolutionary War. Despite the name, no fighting occurred in modern day Short Hills, a section of Millburn.
William Howe, leader of the large British force at the Battle of Short Hills
George Washington, leader of the main army of American troops
Prior to the battle the British tried to lure George Washington's army into a place where it could be conquered by the larger British army.