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

Village Inn

Est. 1732

 
 
Village Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2016
1. Village Inn Marker
Inscription.
Here, on June 30, 1778
General George Washington
drafted court martial orders
against Major – General Charles Lee
for his conduct during
the Battle of Monmouth

Placed by Francis Hopkinson Chapter
Daughters American Revolution
1964

 
Erected 1964 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.827′ N, 74° 21.512′ W. Marker is in Englishtown, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of N Main Street (County Route 527) and Water Street (Route 522), on the left when traveling north on N Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Englishtown NJ 07726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Village Inn (here, next to this marker); Home of Moses Laird (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennent Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Patriot Members of the Society of the Cincinnati (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Tennant Church
Englishtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
2. Englishtown Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Continental Soldiers Grave (approx. 2 miles away); Perrine Hill Spring (approx. 2.4 miles away); Molly Hays McCauley (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Englishtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Monmouth. New Jersey during the Revolution. (Submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Monmouth, 1778. A British perspective of the Battle of Monmouth on BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. A Short History of the Borough of Englishtown. Englishtown Historical Committee. (Submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Village Inn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
3. Village Inn
During the June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth, Gen. Washington ordered Gen. Charles Lee to attack the British troops. After an initial contact, Lee ordered a retreat. An infuriated Washington assumed command and rallied the troops to victory.
Village Inn of Englishtown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
4. Village Inn of Englishtown
After his court martial, Gen. Lee is found guilty, and is removed from the Army for a year. He never again commanded troops in the Continental Army.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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