Friends of monmouth Battlefield

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

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 $10.00 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 21-22, 2014, 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 $10 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)

Schedule of Events for the Commemoration of the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth June 21-22, 2014

ALL EVENTS HELD (OR START AT) THE VISITOR CENTER unless otherwise listed

Saturday, June 21

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
(at flagpole)

11:30AM

Horse drill (Amphitheater on hillside)

12:00 noon

Children's wooden musket drill

1:00PM

“Over Here, Molly Pitcher” program
(Auditorium)

1:15PM

British army formation and march

1:30PM

Continental army formation and march

2:30-3:30PM 

Battle reenactment

4:30PM

Retreat. Camps close to public

Sunday, June 22

9:00AM

Camps open to public

10:30AM

Horse drill

11:30AM

Artillery drill

12:00 noon

Children's wooden musket drill

12:15PM

Continental army formation and march

12:30PM

British army formation and march

12:30PM

“Over Here, Molly Pitcher” program
(Auditorium)

1:30-2:30PM 

Battle reenactment

3:00PM

Camps close, reenactors depart

 

 


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