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Freehold in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Checked Lee’s Retreat

 
 
Washington Checked Lee’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2010
1. Washington Checked Lee’s Retreat Marker
Inscription.
In memorium
June 28, 1778
This tablet is erected
on the field of the
Battle of Monmouth
to commemorate the imperishable
deeds of valiant Americans
“at the turn of the tide”
in the
American Revolution.
Near this spot Washington checked
Lee’s retreat and brought victory
out of confusion.
New Jersey Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Sesquicentennial of the
Battle of Monmouth
1928

 
Erected 1928 by New Jersey Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 16.128′ N, 74° 18.318′ W. Marker is in Freehold, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker can be reached from Wemrock Road south of Freehold-Englishtown Road (County Route 522), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Freehold NJ 07728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Retreat? (here, next to this marker); The British Rush the Hedgerow (approx. 0.3 miles away); The British Grenadiers
Marker on the Monmouth Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2010
2. Marker on the Monmouth Battlefield
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hold the Hedgerow! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molly Pitcher (approx. 0.6 miles away); Highlanders Decline Combat (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Molly Pitcher (approx. 0.8 miles away); Monmouth Battlefield State Park (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Monmouth Battlefield State Park. New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry website. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Monmouth. From the American Revolution website. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Monmouth 1778. An account of the battle from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Monmouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2010
3. Battle of Monmouth Marker
Monmouth Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2010
4. Monmouth Battlefield Marker
Two markers can be found at this location on the Monmouth Battlefield. The Washington Checked Lee’s Retreat marker is seen on the left in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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