Old Tennent Church Memorial - Manalapan, NJ
Posted by: 94RedRover
N 40° 17.022 W 074° 19.567
18T E 557283 N 4459463
Quick Description: Old Tennent Church on Tennent Road in Manalapan was founded in 1695. The church that stands there now was erected in 1751. The church, on the outskirts of the historic Monmouth Battlefield, was once used as field hospital for wounded soldiers.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2009 4:09:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM6K7T
The Battle of Monmouth was a significant point in the history of the American Revolution. Here, General George Washington forced the retreat of the British Army...a triumph for both General Washington and the Continental Army.
On the northwest corner of the historic Monmouth Battlefield, the Old Tennent Church is an important part of our country's history. During the Battle of Monmouth, this church was used as a field hospital for wounded soldiers. Far from being safe itself, the building was scarred with musket holes, which, in order to preserve the entire building, had recently been patched. The pews inside are still scarred by surgeon's saws, and blood stains from many patriots are still visible.
The cemetery surrounding the church has numerous graves of Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and World War I and II patriots. The church itself was dedicated as a memorial to those who fought at the Battle of Monmouth on June 28,1778.
A plaque on the side of the church reads:
In Grateful Remembrance of Patriots who, on Sabbath June 28, 1778, Gained the Victory Which was the Turning Point in the War for Independence, and to Mark a Memorable Spot on the Battlefield of Monmouth,
This tablet is placed by Monmouth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, September 26, 1901"
Type of Memorial: Other
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