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May 19, 2019
Alexander Hamilton and New Jersey People
at the Battle of Monmouth
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
& Irish Special Interest Group
The Scot-Irish and Irish
groups have now merged.
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 email@example.com
or Donna Diamant at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
or Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995
Special Interest Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
so that you can be added to the list and
informed of any changes in meeting dates
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
more information, please contact Lynn Wilson
so that you can be added to the list and
informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.
The next meeting will be on May
8th. Contact Lynn Wilson at
email@example.com for more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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