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Definition: Indecisive battle near Monmouth Courthouse, New Jersey, on June 28, 1778. American troops under General George Washington fought British troops under General Henry Clinton. The British had left Philadelphia en route to New York. The Americans were pursuing from Valley Forge, their goal to stop the British advance. It was a very hot day, and the heat took its toll on both sides. Exhausted, both sides stopped the fighting. Under cover of darkness, the British slipped away. This battle also saw the deeds of one Mary Hays McCauly, better known as "Molly Pitcher."

Related Resources:
About Monmouth
Excellent summary of the battle and its results.

The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on Monmouth
Read more about the battle.

The Revolutionary War: Causes and Major Battles
This site has it all!

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