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Located on West Main St., the Covenhoven House was built in 1752-53 by William and Elizabeth Covenhoven. General Henry Clinton used this house as his headquaters prior to the Battle of Monmouth.


Battle of Monmouth "George Washington prided himself on his ability to control his temper. Few people beyond his immediate family and closest aides ever saw him lose his composure. But on the afternoon of June 28, 1778, Washington exploded in a rage at his second in command General Charles Lee, in a moment that became legendary among the officers who were present." - Jamie witnessed it!


Faces of the American Revolution

<b> George Fishley, daguerreotype.</b> <br><br> George Fishley was a soldier in the Continental army. When the British army evacuated Philadelphia and raced toward New York City, his unit participated in the Battle of Monmouth. Later he was part the genocidal attack on Indians who had sided with the British, a march led by General John Sullivan through “Indian country,” parts of New York and Pennsylvania. Fishley’s regiment, the Third New Hampshire, was in the midst of the campaign’s only…

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October 13, 1754: Mary Ludwig Hays -- "Molly Pitcher" -- born. Molly was a water carrier for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. When her husband collapsed on the battlefield at the Battle of Monmouth, she manned his cannon, earning praise from George Washington and a pension from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Molly Pitcher at The Battle of Monmouth, 1778-by Franz Ludwig Catel: The weather was hot, over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometime during the battle, William Hays collapsed, either wounded or suffering from heat exhaustion. It has often been reported that Hays was killed in the battle, but it is known that he survived.