Friends of monmouth Battlefield

"The Annual Battle of Monmouth reenactment" this year will be held on June 21-22, 2014.

A list of events and times will be posted by June 1. They will be similar to the 2013 events listed here.

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth

ReenactmentEach year the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield co-sponsors, with the DEP, State of New Jersey, an annual reenactment of the battle. The event is usually held on a weekend towards the end of June, in commemoration of the anniversary of the battle being fought on June 28, 1778. Hundreds of troops encamp at the park and recreate scenarios of the battle over the weekend. There are also numerous presentations and lectures, tours of the camps, and sutler area open to the public. A suggested donation of $8.00 per car is requested to help cover the cost of the event. A food vendor will be on site and handicapped parking is available.

Reenactment1Bring your family to the Battlefield Saturday or Sunday, June 15-16, 2013, and travel back in time to the 1770s.  Two armies will be preparing to do battle.  Continental Army soldiers retrained at Valley Forge are itching to show off their new skills, while a British-German-Loyalist Army hopes to crush the rebels and restore good government.  Come early for a full day of living history.  The army encampments will welcome visitors beginning at 9 A.M.  Watch soldiers clean their muskets while their women prepare what may be their men’s last meal.  Some officers may be drilling their men while others plan for the battle and yet others play cards.  If someone is accused of cheating, there may be a duel.  Keep track of your children or they may be drafted into one of the armies.

The weekend is sponsored by the re-enactment community, the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, and the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.  The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield will be requesting an $8 per vehicle donation to defray the costs of the weekend.

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Young Loyalists launch a bayonet charge (2005, Garry Wheeler Stone)
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Let the fife & drum stir your blood. (2003, Richard Wilbur)

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A Continental platoon fires a volley.  (2003,Michael F. Smith)


The events listed below are for the 2013 Reenactment. The schedule of events for the 2014 reenactment will be posted in May 2014. The 2014 reenactment will be held on June 21-22, 2014.

Saturday, June 15th

9:00AM

Camps open to public

10:00AM

Company and battalion drill

11:00AM

Artillery drill

11:00AM

Wreath laying in honor of the fallen

11:30AM

Horse drill

12:00PM

Dinner

12:30PM

Children's wooden musket drill

1:00PM

“Over Here, Molly Pitcher”  story telling

1:15PM

British army formation and march

1:30PM

Continental army formation and march

1:30PM

"People of the Revolution" presentation

2:30~3:30PM 

Battle reenactment

4:15 PM

Tour of Continental army camp

5:00PM

Retreat. Camps close to public

Sunday, June 16th

9:00AM

Camps open to public

10:00AM

Church call

10:30AM

Tour of British camp

10:30AM

Horse drill

11:00AM

"Women of the British Army" lecture

11:00AM

Martial music

11:30AM

Dinner

11:30AM

Artillery drill

12:00PM

“Over Here, Molly Pitcher”  story telling

12:00PM

Children's wooden musket drill

12:15PM

Continental army formation and march

12:30PM

British army formation and march

12:30PM

"People of the Revolution" presentation

1:30~2:30PM 

Battle reenactment

3:00PM

Camps close, reenactors depart

 

 


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