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National Park in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Red Bank Monument

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
1. Red Bank Monument Marker
Inscription.
Stephen M. Sweeney, Director, Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison
Red Bank Battlefield
Gloucester County Parks and Recreation
Transcription of 1829 Monument in the Original Language

North Side
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

West Side
This monument was erected on the 22 Oct. 1929 to transmit to posterity a grateful rememberance of the patriotism & gallantry of Lieut. Colonel Christopher Greene who with 400 men conquered the hessian army of 2,000 troops then in the British Service at Red Bank on the 22nd Oct., 1777. Among the wounded was found their commander Count Donlop who died of his wounds and whose body is interred near the spot where he fell.

 
Erected by Gloucester County.
 
Location. 39° 52.314′ N, 75° 11.317′ 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 in the Red Bank Battlefield Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: National Park NJ 08063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Red Bank Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
2. Red Bank Monument Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Red Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Christopher Greene (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); African American Soldiers (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Red Bank (about 400 feet away); Flag of Fort Mercer (about 400 feet away); Fort Mercer (about 400 feet away); Archaeology at Red Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in National Park.
 
Also see . . .  Red Bank Battlefield. Account of the action at Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on October 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Red Bank Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
3. Red Bank Monument Marker
Red Bank Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
4. Red Bank Monument Marker
Red Bank Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
5. Red Bank Monument
Red Bank Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
6. Red Bank Monument Inscription
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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