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Battle of Red Bank

 
 
Battle of Red Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
1. Battle of Red Bank Marker
Inscription. This monument was erected on the 22 Oct 1829 to transmit positively a grateful remembrance of the patriotism & gallantry of Lieuit Colonel Christopher Greene who with 400 men defeated the Hessian army of 2000 troops then in the British Service at Red Bank on the 22nd Oct. 1777. Among the wounded was found their commander Count Donop who died of his wounds and whose body is interred near the spot where he fell.

Side of Monument:
A number of the New Jersey & Pennsylvania Volunteers being desirous to perpetuate the memory of the distinguished Officers & Soldiers who fought and bled in the Glorious struggle for American Independence have erected this monument on the 22 day of Oct A.D. 1829.
 
Erected 1829 by Volunteers from New Jersey & Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 52.298′ N, 75° 11.355′ W. Marker is in National Park, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from Hessian Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the Red Bank Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: National Park NJ 08063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Christopher Greene
Side of Battle of Red Bank Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
2. Side of Battle of Red Bank Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); African American Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag of Fort Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Red Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Bank Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in National Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Red Bank Battlefield. Account of the action at Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on November 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Red Bank Battlefield Park and the James & Ann Whitall House, National Park, NJ. (Submitted on November 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Red Bank Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
3. Battle of Red Bank Monument
On October 22, 1777, Hessian troops under Col Kurt von Donop made a ground attack on Fort Mercer located on the New Jersey bank of the Delaware River. The American defenders, under Lt. Col. Christopher Greene, defeated the much larger Hessian force.
Close of Front of Battle of Red Bank Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
4. Close of Front of Battle of Red Bank Monument
Closeup of Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
5. Closeup of Side of Monument
This monument is located in the Red Bank Historical Park in the remains of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River. The fort was eventually evacuated after the fall of Fort Mifflin on the Pennsylvania side of the river on November 16, 1777.
Battle of Red Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
6. Battle of Red Bank
British troops charge the American fortifications during the Battle of Red Bank. The Red Bank Monument can be seen in the background.
British Dead on the Red Bank Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
7. British Dead on the Red Bank Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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