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Red Bank Battlefield Signage Project to Benefit from $13K Grant

The project is expected to be completed over the summer.

The historic Red Bank Battlefield. Credit: Bryan Littel.
The historic Red Bank Battlefield. Credit: Bryan Littel.

The historic Red Bank Battlefield will get some new signage thanks to a $13,032 grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. 

The signs will be installed by the ruins of Fort Mercer, according to a statement from the Gloucester County Freeholders, and will provide "a walking tour of the battlefield," complete with "information about the fort, the soldiers who fought in the battle, the naval engagement on the Delaware River, and the impact the battle had on the Whitall family."

The grant award was particularly noteworthy, according to county officials, because the commission had extra money to award this year, but also double the number of applicants it fielded a year ago.

Gloucester County will provide $7,000 in matching funds for the project, and the signs should be installed over the summer.

Last year, the historic site won $7,380 in grants for a new exhibit and speaker series about yellow fever and midwifery as well as funds for the signage project.

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