History Channel to show Battle of Monmouth

The Battle of Monmouth will take center stage in an upcoming History Channel documentary titled “Battlefield Detectives.” The one-hour program is scheduled to air Nov. 26 at 9 p.m.

Filmed on-site at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, the Covenhoven House and Monmouth County Historical Association, both in Freehold, as well as Valley Forge National Park, the program documents current historical “detective work” achieved through the archaeological excavations of BRAVO (Battlefield Restoration and Archaeological Volunteer Organization) members as they uncover artifacts from the Battle of Monmouth through use of state-of-the-art technology.

During the filming, actual artifacts — including a musket ball, button, grapeshot, and canister shot — were discovered. Segments of the battle were re-enacted, including a Molly Pitcher sequence, which will also be featured in the program.