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.
|Placed By||Ocean County - Board of Chosen Freeholders|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 556287 N 4403483|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77943333, -74.34270000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.766', W 74° 20.562'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 45.96" N, 74° 20' 33.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 231-301 Old Cedar Bridge Rd, Barnegat Township NJ 08005, US|
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