245th Commemoration of the 1778 Battle of Chestnut Neck: A National SAR Color Guard Event
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14th, for a significant event that takes us back to the roots of American history. The 245th Commemoration of the 1778 Battle of Chestnut Neck is not just a local or regional event—it’s a National-level event. Hosted by the Somers Point Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), this memorial service is set to take place at Chestnut Neck Memorial Park in Port Republic, New Jersey.
Why is this Event Significant?
The Battle of Chestnut Neck holds a special place in American Revolutionary War history. Fought on October 6, 1778, in southern New Jersey, the battle took place at Chestnut Neck, a settlement on the Little Egg Harbor River (now known as the Mullica River). This area, near the present-day city of Port Republic, served as a base for privateers during the war. The event is recognized by the SAR Historic Sites and Events Committee, elevating its status to a National event.
Who is Hosting the Event?
The event is hosted by the Somers Point Chapter of the SAR, an organization dedicated to preserving the history and memory of those who fought for American independence.
Who Will Be Attending?
The attendee list includes notable names such as Meyer, Serfass, Howard, Nelson, and McCullough, among others. This gathering of individuals adds to the significance of the event, making it a must-attend for anyone interested in American history.
For more details about the event, the host organization to contact is the Somers Chapter SAR.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a significant historical commemoration. Don’t miss out on this chance to pay tribute to a pivotal moment in American history.
The photo of the monument is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. By Mr. Matté