Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Luke Beelitz

The Monmouth Battlefield State Park is located on the border separating Manalapan, New Jersey and Freehold, New Jersey. It is the location where the Battle of Monmouth was fought in 1778, so it depicts the landscape of that battle.

The Battlefield is known to look extremely similar to its original form, so when you see it you are seeing what the soldiers saw when they fought there. This gives a viewer a sense of connection to the heroes of the American Revolution.

What surprised me most was the amount of statues among the battlefield depicting foreign war heroes such as Baron Von Steuben and Marquis de Lafayette. The presence of these statues made me value the importance of foreign allies to America, because without them we almost certainly would have lost the war, and never would have won our freedom.

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About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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