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Red Bank Battle Field

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Red Bank Battle Field is the site of Fort Mercer, named after Gen. Mercer who died at Princeton January 1777. Two monuments mark this site. One is erected to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Greene who, with four hundred men, defeated two thousand Hessian troops at Red Bank October 22, 1777. A second monument commemorates the battle of Red Bank. Count Donop, the Hessian commander mortally wounded at the battle, was carried to Whitall Mansion and subsequently removed to the farm house of Joseph Low where he died. By Act of Congress 20 acres of land at Red Bank, including the fort, monuments, and site of the old mansion, are now a public park under care of the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders.

The mansion was the home of Ann Whitall who on the day of the battle was spinning in her home. A cannon ball entered the house, falling in the room where she was spinning. She removed her wheel to the cellar and continued her work.

Location: Hessian Ave/Hessian Run Rd, National Park New Jersey 08063

Other History nearby:
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(New Castle) Amstel House
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History
(Philadelphia) B Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
(Princeton) Bainbridge House
(Tuckerton) Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum

02/25 Coming to The National Park area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.