Old Tennent Revolutionary 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 4:38:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM6K7Y
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.
On the south side of the church, along a cobblestone pathway, stands a marker in memory of those that lost their lives in the Battle of Monmouth and are buried within this cemetery.
The marker reads:
"In Memory of Those Known and Unknown
Soldiers of the American Revolution
Who Fought in the Battle of Monmouth
And Rest in this Churchyard
Anderson, Jas, ... Henderson, Thos.
Erected by Tennent Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution"
Type of Memorial: Monument
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