The most important N.J. Revolutionary War event you never heard of to be recreated in overnight march

assetContent (10)General George Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night is a well-known iconic moment of American history, but the actions of a little-known militia in N.J. just over a week later, which would help turn the tide of the Revolutionary War, receive far less fanfare. That’s about the change, however, as Rutgers-Camden graduate… Read the rest of this entry »
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Monmouth County in the American Revolution

Courtesy of John Schneider and the Historical Society of Highlands 

Battle of Monmouth

Battle of Monmouth

1776  The British fleet arrives off Sandy Hook on June 29. 

Sympathizers with the British cause, mainly from Monmouth County, flee to Sandy Hook through Highlands in large numbers to help the British built fortifications which were held for the rest of the Revolutionary War.


1777  The Battle of Navesink becomes the first battle in Monmouth County as 170 British troops attack Monmouth County militia post at the Esek Hartshorne house on February 13.

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