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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Location of Manalapan Township, New Jersey
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|Desperate fighting took place here as retreating Continental infantry held off a battalion of British grenadiers. “General Wayne, occupying a barn and orchard in front, gave them a very warm reception.” Dr. James McHenry, . . . — — Map (db m14408) HM|
| Where Was Molly Hays during the Battle of Monmouth? Documents and Archaeology provides clues. During the Battle, Commander-in-Chief George Washington watched approvingly as Captain Francis Proctor’s artillery company cannonaded the British. . . . — — Map (db m8976) HM|
|Site of a common grave of Continental Soldiers who fell at Monmouth June 28, 1778 Known only to God — — Map (db m97083) HM|
| In 1777, the Continental Army was in desperate need of more field artillery. When 31 Swedish-style 4-pounders arrived in New Hampshire in April, Commander-in-Chief George Washington directed that “they will be forwarded to Camp, as fast as . . . — — Map (db m8972) HM|
|Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Baron von Steuben was born September 17, 1730 in Magdeburg, Prussia (Germany) to a military family. Reared in the rigorous military school of Frederick the Great, von Steuben served with distinction in the . . . — — Map (db m7259) HM|
| “What a pity it is to throw away such men as these” Captain – Lieutenant John Peebles, Royal Highland Regiment Here, in what was Derick Sutfin’s cider orchard, 300 Royal Highlanders found themselves in an awkward . . . — — Map (db m37723) HM|
|Mary Hays, nicknamed “Molly,” joined her husband as many wives of the time did, while he was serving in the artillery during the American Revolution. Her husband was a gunner in Captain Francis Proctor’s company of the Pennsylvania . . . — — Map (db m93806) WM|
|After the Battle of Monmouth, Molly basked in the glory of having fought here. At first, there was little recognition, as Molly Hays was only one of many women who had accompanied Continental armies. However, as Revolutionary War veterans become . . . — — Map (db m38843) HM|
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|During the Revolutionary War, on June 28, 1778. A blistering hot day at the Battle of Monmouth. A woman who was with her husband, John Casper Hays, who served in the Pennsylvania Regiment carried water to the thirsty American soldiers who shouted . . . — — Map (db m38842) HM|
|Has been designated a
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United . . . — — Map (db m7262) HM|
|During the afternoon of Sunday, June 28, 1778, the hills and meadows in front of you disappeared under clouds of gun smoke. When the firing subsided, over 600 men were dead, dying or wounded, and the Continental Army held the field. The Battle of . . . — — Map (db m37741) HM|
|In grateful remembrance of patriots who, on Sabbath June 28,1778, gained the victory which was the turning point in the War for Independence, and to mark a memorable spot on the battlefield of Monmouth.
[Plaque located opposite main . . . — — Map (db m6172) HM|
|These Patriots, original members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey lie buried in this churchyard. Lieutenant James Anderson Lieutenant Colonel David Rhea Colonel Nathaniel Scudder Ensign Moses Sprowl Captain George Walker . . . — — Map (db m97092) HM|
|Seeking to avoid a bloody battle with the approaching British, Washington selected this strong defensive position. Here, a circle of brooks and swamps protected the Continental troops. Commander-in-Chief Washington and Major-General Lord . . . — — Map (db m14404) HM|
|During the Battle of Monmouth, thirst and heat killed almost as many men as cannons and muskets. Everyone was desperate for water. Hundreds of men – and probably Molly Hays – filled canteens and buckets from this spring. June 28, 1778 . . . — — Map (db m37724) HM|
|This famous church was the pastorate of Reverend William Tennent. It stands on the famous Battlefield of Monmouth. — — Map (db m15106) HM|
|Grenadiers were the heavy infantry of 18th-century armies. Normally, British regiments were composed of 10 companies – 8 line companies, 1 light infantry company, and 1 grenadier company. Agile, intelligent men were chosen for the light . . . — — Map (db m14411) HM|
|“Riding like a New Market Jockey,” British Commander-in-chief, Sir Henry Clinton rushed his men forward hoping to crush the Continental advance force against Spotswood Middle Brook. If he could destroy the Continental Army, he . . . — — Map (db m14410) HM|
|As the enemy withdrew their artillery and began withdrawing their infantry, Commander-in-Chief George Washington began a cautious offensive designed to boost American morale without risking the destruction of the Continental Army. First, . . . — — Map (db m14406) HM|