On this day in weather history The Battle of Monmouth was fought in Monmouth County, New Jersey in dangerously hot temperatures that exceeded 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Historically this battle is known for causing more fatalities due to heat exhaustion than actual battle wounds!
After capturing Philadelphia in September of 1777, the British were eventually evacuated on June 18th, 1778 and forced to head to New York. It was on June 28th, 1778 that the actual battle of Monmouth took place. While the battle in and of itself is one of the most important in The American Revolutionary War, the historical significance of the day’s weather was paramount to the outcome, thus our nation’s history.