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Haitiansoldier28 Jun 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

Today is the 239th anniversary of the battle of Monmouth, one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War. Since there is no mention of it on military sites, I decided to post it here. I'm reading Fatal Sunday today and where I currently I am it is very cool, unlike the terrible heat at Monmouth. The battlefield is the best of the Revolutionary War sites to visit, and it's a great battle to game.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 7:35 p.m. PST

Great book. The park is huge. Just there two weekends ago for the annual event. The park came very close to closing several years ago.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

Ha

It is closed now due to budget fight between the NJ Governor and the head to the NJ Assembly. Hopefully a resolution will allow the park (and other NJ parks) to open in the near future. You probably can park on the road and walk the fields, but the visitor center and access road are closed.

Last weekend went to a reenactment of the Battle of Short Hills. Of course it was touted as a strategic American victory (yeah right) but was fun anyway.

Dan

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

Did you participate or watch?

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Just watched with my son

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Perhaps you and your son need to fall into the ranks. :-)

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

My son talks about it. He is 14 so cannot carry a gun, but he plays trumpet and liked the idea of being a Hessian Jaeger with a horn. He has the physicque that fits the role.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

There is a Jaeger unit in NJ.

Good group of guys.

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If you need further contact info contact me via TMP messaging and I'll send you their email contact.

I few of them were with me at Monmouth. I always enjoy working with them.

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