Battle of Monmouth


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a pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces

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Also on this day: 1778: The British weredefeated by Washington's army at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey; 1838: Queen Victoria's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey; 1841: The ballet Giselle opened in Paris;1935: Roosevelt requested a building to hold all federal gold to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky;1990: The first changes to football's offside law in 65 years were made.
When British troops commanded by General Howe evacuated Philadelphia and marched toward New York, the colonials pursued them across New Jersey, where they met in the famous battle of Monmouth Courthouse.
The volume opens with Laurens's official letter to George Washington of July 7, 1778, written as president of Congress, formally congratulating the commander in chief on his recent success at the Battle of Monmouth and informing him that in the wake of the British evacuation of Philadelphia, Congress was reassembling in that city but had not yet achieved a quorum.
Washington rebuilds his reputation by holding back the British at the Battle of Monmouth.
Lee's incompetence in the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, at which Washington hotly relieved the indecisive general, ended the latter's hopes of greater command and resulted in court martial proceedings against Lee.
Also on This Day: 1769: The Morning Chronicle newspaper was first issued; 1778: The British were defeated by Washington's army at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey; 1838: Queen Victoria crowned at the age of 19: 1910: Westminster Cathedral consecrated; 1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed; 1950: England lost 0-1 to America in the first round of the World Cup Finals in Brazil; 1958: Death of poet Alfred Noyes.
Some local people already signed up to donate time this year include: a speaker who uses a multimedia presentation to educate children about marine mammals, a fire fighter, a paramedic, and a woman who dresses as Molly Pitcher and describes what she did at the battle of Monmouth and shares a collection of U.
Anniversaries: 1769: The Morning Chronicle newspaper was first issued; 1778: The British were defeated by Washington's army at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey; 1838; Queen Victoria crowned at the age of 19; 1910: Westminster Cathedral consecrated; 1914: The Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were shot in Sarajevo starting World War 1; 1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed; 1950: England lost 0-1 to America in the first round of the World Cup Finals in Brazil; 1958: Death of poet Alfred Noyes.
Pitcher who describes what she did at the battle of Monmouth while
Anniversaries:1769:The Morning Chronicle newspaper was first issued; 1778: The British were defeated by Washington's army at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey; 1838; Queen Victoria crowned at the age of 19: 1910: Westminster Cathedral consecrated; 1914: The Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were shot in Sarajevo starting World War 1; 1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed; 1950: England lost 0-1 to America in the first round of the World Cup Finals in Brazil; 1958: Death of poet Alfred Noyes.