Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On July 5, 1778 armies under General Sir Henry Clinton passed this point to reach British ships, at anchor off Horseshoe Cove, which evacuated them to New York. This completed their withdrawal through Middletown from Freehold after the Battle of Monmouth seven days earlier.
Erected 1976 by Middletown Township Bicentennial Commission.
Location. 40° 26.844′ N, 73° 59.682′ W. Marker is in Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Hartshore Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Last Tragic Episode of the American Revolution (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); H.M.S. Assistance Tragedy Memorial (about 400 feet away); Nike Ajax Explosion Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); The Guns of Sandy Hook (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Dead House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hospital Steward’s Quarters (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Best of Care (approx. 0.9 miles away); NOAA Fisheries Service (approx. 0.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Monmouth. From the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Monmouth, 1778. A British perspective of the Battle of Monmouth from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.