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Once In A While Wednesday at Peachfield - 9/23/15

Once In A While Wednesday

September 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m .

“Present But Not Accounted For: Women at the 1777-1778 Valley Forge Encampment”


Did you know that more than 400 women were encamped at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778. Who were they?  What did they do?  Much has been written about the Valley Forge winter and of Washington’s fortitude there, but little has been said about the women of, and with, the Continental Army.

Re: Anyone know the exact location of this marker?

I found this on the web...."2) A stone marker with a plaque stands on the west side of Route 70 between the Brielle Circle and the Route 70 bridge across the Manasquan River (Monmouth County , N J) . It contains the following inscription: "To perpetuate the memory of Capt. Samuel Allen, organizer and leader of a regiment of Volunteer Minute Men of the New Jersey Coast during the Revolutionary War 1775 -1783. This stone marks the spot where capt.