Battle Of Millstone

The Battle of Millstone, also known as the Battle of Van Nest's Mills, was a skirmish that occurred on January 20, 1777 during the American Revolutionary War.

After the Battle of Princeton, Washington's soldiers traveled north following the Millstone River to Somerset Court House (now Millstone, New Jersey), then proceeded to Morristown.

The small village of Somerset Court House in central New Jersey saw an extraordinary amount of Revolutionary war military activity, being on the road between north Jersey and Princeton, and between Princeton and New Brunswick. Not unexpectedly the militia around Somerset Court House, now Millstone, New Jersey, saw action several times, since they were in an area frequented by British troops foraging from New Brunswick.