Affair at Cedar Bridge

Affair at Cedar Bridge (HM1CFJ)

Location: Barnegat Township, NJ 08005 Ocean County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.766', W 74° 20.562'

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December 27, 1782

— 1776 - 1783 —

After searching several days for the notorious Capt. John Bacon, Capt. Richard Shreve of the Burlington County light horse and Capt. Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves near here at the Cedar Bridge Tavern. Bacon and his band of loyalists surprised the militia and blocked their escape. As the militia gained the advantage, they were fired upon unexpectedly by a party of locals, who came to Bacon's aid and provided a diversion that allowed Bacon to escape. Among the patriots, one was killed and four were wounded. Four loyalists were also wounded, including Capt. Bacon.

Erected by the Board of Chosen Freeholders to
commemorate Ocean County's role in the American
Revolution on its 225th anniversary, 2001-2008
Year Placed2008
Placed ByOcean County - Board of Chosen Freeholders
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 556287 N 4403483
Decimal Degrees39.77943333, -74.34270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.766', W 74° 20.562'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 45.96" N, 74° 20' 33.72" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 231-301 Old Cedar Bridge Rd, Barnegat Township NJ 08005, US
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