The Aftermath

The Aftermath (HM1OOX)

Location: National Park, NJ 08063 Gloucester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 52.19', W 75° 11.432'

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Red Bank Battlefield

"Ye English soldiers came . . . They took two mares from me . . . and while the army was passing they came in and took our bread, pie, milk, cheese, meat dishes, cups, spoons, and then took shirts, sheets, blankets, coverleds, stodking, breeches. . . . "
Job Whitall, Nov 21, 1777
"The Forts at Province Island and Red Bank have been defended with a Magnanimity, which will give our Country a Reputation in Europe."
John Adams to Abigail Adams
The once lush Whitall farm lay in ruins following the battle. Decimated orchards, unmarked graves, and blood-stained floors remained stark reminders of the price of war.In November, Fort Mifflin fell to the British and the Americans abandoned Fort Mercer. British forces lay waste to what was left of the fort and pillaged the Whitall home for supplies. It would not be until the spring of 1778 that the Whitall family could begin rebuilding their business and their lives.Despite the ultimate abandonment of Fort Mercer, the victory at Red Bank was significant for two reasons: 1) It allowed Washington's forces the necessary time to establish camp at Valley Forge; 2) The victory persuaded the French to enter the war on the side of the Americans.James Whitall never forgave the Americans for their actions on his property. He petitioned the New Jersey legislature for reimbursement - reimbursement which never came.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByNew Jersey Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 19th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 483705 N 4413327
Decimal Degrees39.86983333, -75.19053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.19', W 75° 11.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 11.4" N, 75° 11' 25.92" W
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Area Code(s)856
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Hessian Ave, National Park NJ 08063, US
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