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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Manalapan Township, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Monmouth County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Monmouth County, NJ (241) Burlington County, NJ (278) Mercer County, NJ (286) Middlesex County, NJ (206) Ocean County, NJ (47) Queens County, NY (78) Richmond County, NY (116)  MonmouthCounty(241) Monmouth County (241)  BurlingtonCounty(278) Burlington County (278)  MercerCounty(286) Mercer County (286)  MiddlesexCounty(206) Middlesex County (206)  OceanCounty(47) Ocean County (47)  QueensCountyNew York(78) Queens County (78)  RichmondCounty(116) Richmond County (116)
Location of Manalapan Township, New Jersey
    Monmouth County (241)
    Burlington County (278)
    Mercer County (286)
    Middlesex County (206)
    Ocean County (47)
    Queens County, New York (78)
    Richmond County, New York (116)
 
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1New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Battle at the ParsonageThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM —
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
2New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Battlefield ArchaeologyThe Battle of Monmouth – 28 June 1778
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
3New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Continental Soldiers Grave
Site of a common grave of Continental Soldiers who fell at Monmouth June 28, 1778 Known only to God — Map (db m97083) HM
4New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — D’Annae: A French, Swedish-Style 4-pounderThe Battle of Monmouth – 28 June 1778
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
5New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — General von Steuben — September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794 —
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
6New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Highlanders Decline CombatThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778,   4:10 PM – 4:20 PM —
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
7New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Mary Hays, nicknamed “Molly Pitcher"Women’s Heritage Trail — Monmouth Battlefield State Park —
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
8New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Molly Hays McCauleyMary Ludwig Hays
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
9New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Molly Pitcher
. . . — Map (db m7261) HM
10New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Molly PitcherAmericas First Heroine
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
11New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Monmouth Battlefield
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark 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
12New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Monmouth Battlefield State ParkThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778 —
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
13New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Old Tennant Church1778 - 1901
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
14New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Patriot Members of the Society of the Cincinnati
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
15New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Perrine Hill Front LineThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778, 12:30 PM —
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
16New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Perrine Hill SpringThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778 —
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
17New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Tennent Church — Erected 1751 —
This famous church was the pastorate of Reverend William Tennent. It stands on the famous Battlefield of Monmouth. — Map (db m15106) HM
18New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — The British GrenadiersThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778. 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM —
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
19New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — The British Rush the HedgerowThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778. 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM —
“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
20New Jersey (Monmouth County), Manalapan Township — Washington Resumes the OffensiveThe Battle of Monmouth — 28 June 1778, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM —
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
 
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