Monmouth NJ 250
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On a hot and humid day, June 28, 1778, 46-year-old General George Washington and his Continental Army attacked General Sir Henry Clinton’s British Army, as the “Red Coats” were retreating across Monmouth County from Philadelphia toward Sandy Hook.

The Battle of Monmouth was pivotal to the American Revolution. It was the biggest and longest one-day battle of the Revolutionary War. However, Monmouth County’s story is more than that. It’s a story of families and loyalties divided. It’s a story of men and women from different backgrounds attempting to navigate tumultuous and uncertain times. It’s a story of strife and skirmish over many years of the revolution that pitted neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, mothers and daughters against fathers and sons. Those loyal to “the crown” organized and worked in concert against the cause of freedom for the colonies more than in any other county in New Jersey.

Monmouth County was truly a battleground in the cause of freedom, and when the war had been won, its people gave themselves over to the peaceful pursuits of agriculture, commerce, and industry.

Here is a list of books about the American Revolution and Monmouth County:

The American Revolution in Monmouth County – The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction
by Michael S. Adelberg
The History Press, 2010
The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefront Meets the Home Front
by James J. Gigantino II, Michael S Adelberg, et al.
Rutgers University Press, 2015
The Battle of Monmouth
by Samuel S. Smith
Philip Freneau Press, 1964
The Battle of Monmouth
by William S. Stryker
Princeton University Press, 1927
Double Exposure: Early Stereographic Views of Historic Monmouth County, New Jersey, and Their Relationship to Pioneer Photography
by George H. Moss Ploughshare Press, 1971
Digging New Jersey’s Past: Historical Archaeology in the Garden State
by Richard F. Veit
Rutgers University Press, 2002
Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State
by Maxine N. Lurie and Richard F. Veit
Rutgers University Press, 2016
Hidden History of Monmouth County
by Rick Geffken and
Muriel J. Smith
(forward by Allen Dean) History Press Library Editions, 2019
A Historical Journey Across Raritan Bay
by John Schneider
The History Press, 2020
Images of America – The Raritan Bayshore
by John Allen Savolaine and Matthew H Ward
Forward by John Schneider Arcadia Publishing, 2023
Monmouth Our Indian Heritage
by George H Moss, Jr.
The Monmouth County Historical Commission courtesy of Ploughshare Press, 1991
New Jersey: A History of the Garden State
by Maxine N Lurie,
Richard F Veit, et al.
Rutgers University Press, 2012
The Razing of Tinton Falls: Voices from the American Revolution
by Michael S. Adelberg
The History Press, 2012
Stories of Slavery in
New Jersey
by Rick Geffken,
The History Press, 2021
Taking Sides in Revolutionary NJ
by Maxine N. Lurie
Rutgers University Press, 2022
Lost Monmouth County
by Randall Gabrielan
The History Press, 2021
Monmouth County Historical Landmarks
by Randall Gabrielan
The History Press, 2011
Monmouth County: Past and Present
by Randall Gabrielan Schiffer, 2013
Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle
by Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone, PhD University of Oklahoma Press, 2017
A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook by David Martin
Longstreet House, 2003
Monmouth Court House 1778
by Brendan Morrissey Osprey Books, 2004
Private Yankee Doodle: Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier
by Joseph Plumb Martin Eastern Acorn Press, 1962
Slavery and Freedom in the Rural North: African Americans in Monmouth County, New Jersey,
1665-1865
by Graham Russell Hodges Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997