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General Meeting
May 19, 2019

Alexander Hamilton and New Jersey People
at the Battle of Monmouth

Alexander Hamilton seems to be everywhere. Did you know he was at the Battle of Monmouth? Aaron Burr was there, too. Learn all about it from Dr. David Martin at the May 2019 MCGS General Meeting Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. (1:30 p.m. for refreshments and networking) at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown.

Both Hamilton and Burr were Lieutenant Colonels at the June1778 battle, known as the largest field artillery battle of the Revolution and often cited as the turning point of the war. The battle known primarily today for its image of Patriots sweltering in intense heat to fire their cannons aided by women such as “Molly Pitcher” who labored to keep them supplied with water, until, as the story goes, Molly’s husband was felled and she took his place behind the cannon.

Although the battle is regarded by experts as a draw, its strategic value was as a political triumph for General George Washington and the Continental Army. This Army at the Battle of Monmouth was a Who’s Who of our early leaders. James Monroe was there, having recently recovered from a wound suffered during Washington’s Christmas Day success against the Hessians at Trenton. The Marquis de Lafayette was there, too, as well as Nathaniel Greene and John Marshall, and many others less widely known today but of great importance to our developing nation.

Dr. Martin will discuss all this and more. As President of the Friends of the Monmouth Battlefield he will be leading the activities at several days of commemoration of the battle this year. Dates to remember are June 22 and 23 for the annual reenactment of the battle, and June 29 for   and programs at the Battlefield, Route 33, Manalapan. For a list of the many activities planned see the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield website http://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/reenactment.html. Dr. Martin is the author of more than 20 books on the Revolution and the Civil War. His A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook presents original source material allowing the reader to decide what really happened at the Battle of Monmouth and who the heroine of legend actually was. Dr. Martin teaches at the Peddie School in Lawrenceville. Some of his many published books include The Vicksburg Campaign, The Shiloh Campaign, The Philadelphia Campaign, and Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg.

TMC May 2019

This meeting will be held at the Eatontown Community/Senior Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. It will start at 2:00 preceded by refreshments at 1:30.  Guests are welcome.

Scots-Irish & Irish Special Interest Group

The Scot-Irish and Irish groups have now merged.

The next meeting is on April 13th from 2-4 PM  Marlboro Public Library, 1 Library Court, Marlboro.  (Corner of Newman Springs Rd/520 and Wyncrest Rd).

To add your name to the list of attendees, contact Judy Bretzger at jdbretzger@verizon.net  or Donna Diamant at  donna_diamant@hotmail.com

African-American Special Interest Group

We meet on a Saturday each month at 1 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church at Bridge Avenue and River street in Red Bank. The next meeting will be January 12th.

For more information contact Sharon Lee at (732)768-1783 slee162@gmail.com or Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995  clcharlylaw5@gmail.com .

German Special Interest Group

The next regular meeting is scheduled for April 6th at the Colts Neck Library 10AM-12PM (small room).

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Debbie White at debra.white1@verizon.net so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Monmouth Roots Group

The next Monmouth Roots Group will meet April 6th (in the large room) at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck from 10AM to 12PM.  The meeting after that will be on April 6th (back in the large room).

For more information, please contact Lynn Wilson at which34@optonline.net  so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Memoirs Group

The next meeting will be on May 8th.  Contact Lynn Wilson at which34@optonline.net for more information.

DNA Group 

The next meeting will be on Saturday, March 16th at the Ocean Township Library from 10AM-12PM.  Subsequent meetings will be on March 16th, May 18th, July 20th, September 14th, and November 16th.

For more information contact and to be added to the list contact Nancy Bunn at  jerseynancy@gmail.com

Also available here:

Cornelius Walling complete will 9627M dated August 22, 1825 from Book B wills folio 461 from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office.

Cornelius Walling inventory 9627M dated January 25, 1826 from Book C inventories p. 144  from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office

Fall Workshop

October  26, 2019



   

 

 

 

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