Jacket City is the second-most heavily populated city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the area’s biggest city. Throughout the American Revolutionary War, the area was in the hands of the British who controlled New York. In the Battle of Paulus Hook Major Light Horse Harry Lee effectively attacked a British stronghold on August 19, 1779, which was the catalyst for the British blowing up of what is currently contemporary New Jersey. The fight itself happened within what is present-day Jersey City.