Definition of Monmouth Court House
1. Noun. A pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War Of Independence, War Of American Independence
Geographical relationships: Garden State, Jersey, New Jersey, Nj
Lexicographical Neighbors of Monmouth Court House
Literary usage of Monmouth Court House
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Revolution by George Otto Trevelyan (1912)
"... and covered, in unbroken file, the whole of the eleven miles of highway which led eastward from Monmouth Court House to the village of Middletown. ..."
2. Memoirs of the Life and Reign of King George the Third by John Heneage Jesse (1867)
"—General Sir Henry Clinton's march from Philadelphia to New York—Indecisive action at Monmouth Court House—Fruitless demonstrations of the French Fleet at ..."
3. The Empire State: A Compendious History of the Commonwealth of New York by Benson John Lossing (1888)
"He overtook the British near Monmouth Court-House, and there a sanguinary battle was fought on Sunday, June 28th—an exceedingly hot day. ..."
4. The Life of General Daniel Morgan: Of the Virginia Line of the Army of the by James Graham (1856)
"... the British line of march—Battle of Monmouth Court-house—Morgan's disappointment at not having had a share in the conflict—Enemy retreat to Middletown, ..."
5. The History of the United States: From Their Colonization to the End of the by George Tucker (1856)
"This action took place near Monmouth Court-house. During this check of the enemy, the rest of the American army came up and put a stop to the further ..."