Monmouth County, NJ: A free online presentation offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association will discuss the 1777 Battle of the Navesink that took place during the American Revolution that was fought between Washington's Continentals and the Redcoats of the British Army.
When: Wednesday, October 21, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
To register for this fascinating and informative ZOOM presentation, click HERE.
Michael Adelberg, a noted researcher of the American Revolution in Central Jersey and author of The American Revolution in Monmouth County, will focus on the early part of the war.
Adelberg will concentrate on the sometimes-violent disagreements between the settlers, and the Redcoats that included local militias, ad-hoc raiding parties, privateer sailors, fighting among themselves and against the British, continued throughout the war.
Having captured Sandy Hook in 1776 (just three months before the Declaration of Independence), the British held the barrier spit until late 1782, a year after the Battle of Yorktown “'ended” the war. The Redcoats used Sandy Hook as a base for defense of New York and to probe the defenses along the Bayshore, concluding in the Battle of the Navesink in February 1777.
In that frigid month, the Monmouth Militia held the high ground near Twin Lights, and were raided by the British who crept in by boat taking them by surprise. Over 20 militiamen were killed and more than 50 were captured and held in prisons in New York City.
Watch with your kids to learn more about this fascinating history right in our backyard, register for the event now!
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