Women's Heritage TrailAnn Cooper Whitall lived in this brick home on the banks of the Delaware River with her husband, James, and their children. On October 22, 1777, British ships occupied the waters of the Delaware River, and local residents of the towns along the river were urged to leave their homes to find a safe haven. Ann Cooper Whitall refused to leave her home, even at the urging of her own family. A devout Quaker, Whitall instead placed her trust in God, and remained working at her spinning wheel as the battle raged around her. When a cannonball suddenly burst into the room where she was sitting, Whitall picked up her spinning wheel and moved it to the basement where she continued her work. Later that evening, after a victory for the American troops, Ann Cooper Whitall ministered to the wounded and dying Hessian soldiers earning herself the nickname "the Heroine of Red Bank."
|Placed By||Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey Historic Trust; Department of Environmental Protection, Historic Preservation Office|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 483716 N 4413286|
|Decimal Degrees||39.86946667, -75.19040000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 52.168', W 75° 11.424'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 52' 10.08" N, 75° 11' 25.44" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101 County Rd 642, National Park NJ 08063, US|
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