Battlefield Archaeology

Battlefield Archaeology (HM5P0)

Location: Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 16.859', W 74° 19.012'

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The Battle of Monmouth - 28 June 1778

Where Was Molly Hays during the Battle of Monmouth?
Documents and Archaeology provides clues.

During the Battle, Commander-in-Chief George Washington watched approvingly as Captain Francis Proctor's artillery company cannonaded the British. Joseph Plumb Martin noted that it was a 4-pounder "which kept up a constant fire upon the enemy."

Later, one of Washington's subordinates, Major-General Lord Stirling, described how the British "Infantry appeared also in the Rear of Sutfin's, some of them advanced to the front of the Orchard, these we drove back with Grape and Canister Shot."

Battlefield archaeologists have established the precise location of the orchard. It is marked by a concentration of lead canister shot and 2-ounce iron grape shot.

You are standing at the probable location of Molly Hays'cannon. Four pieces of 2-ounce grape shot found here appear to be the remains of a cartridge broken by Proctor's gun crew.
HM NumberHM5P0
Placed ByState of New Jersey
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 558072 N 4459168
Decimal Degrees40.28098333, -74.31686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 16.859', W 74° 19.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 16' 51.54" N, 74° 19' 0.72" W
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Area Code(s)732, 848, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 History Hike (Monmouth Battlefield), Manalapan Township NJ 07726, US
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