Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey

Each 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. The 17th Light Dragoons will be there to take part in this commemoration.  There are also numerous presentations and lectures, tours of the camps, and sutler area open to the public. Many programs are being held throughout June and July.  A donation of $8.00 per car is requested to attend the battle.