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Port Republic in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Privateers
1776 – 1783
 
Privateers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
1. Privateers Marker
During the Revolutionary War, Congress commissioned sea captains to disrupt and pirate British shipping. These privateers made the British war effort much more costly.
 
Inscription.
In honor of the
“Privateers”
who sailed and fought for American Independence
“1776 – 1783”

“Captains”                    “Ships”
Samuel Allen
John Badcock                  Rainbow
John Baudouine              Governor Clinton
Samuel Bigelow              Whaleboat
Andrew Brown               Endeavour
Nathan Brown                Jack
Samuel Brown              Civil Usage
Joseph Edwards            Luck & Fortune
Rufus Gardner              Enterprize
Baker Hendrick            Charming Betsey
Adam Hyler                  Revenge
Samuel Ingersoll           Santipe
Nathan Jackson            Greyhound
Nicholas Keen             Friendship
James Leach                 Happy Return
William Marun             Enterprise
Micajah Smith              Sly
Timothy Shaler             Chance
Robert Snell                  Rattlesnake
Andrew Steelman         Alligator
David Stevens             Chance
Joshua Studson            Gunboat
Enoch Stillwell            Hawk
Aaron Swain                Revenge
Yelverton Taylor         Comet
William Treen             Unity
Ebenezer Tucker        Kitty
Teunis Voorhees         Revenge
Thomas Quigley          Lively
John Wanton               General
 
Marker on Chestnut Neck Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
2. Marker on Chestnut Neck Road
 
Washington
Lambert Wickes          Reprisal
Amos Willits               Armed Boat
Enoch Willits
Hope Willits                  Luck & Fortune

Dedicated by
Col. Richard Somers

Chapter Sons of the American Revolution
Committee:
Donald Marple – Chairman
Monty Holt        The Rev. Norman Thomas
Dr. Raph Turp             Samuel Norcross III

 
Erected by Sons of the American Revolution - Col. Richard Somers Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution - marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.664′ N, 74° 27.704′ W. Marker is in Port Republic, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of New York Road (U.S. 9) and Chestnut Neck Road (County Route 575), on the right when traveling north on New York Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic NJ 08241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Chestnut Neck (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meeting House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Smith's Meeting House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Franklin Inn (approx. 2.6 miles away); Clark's Mill Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Early Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pulaski Legion Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Roundhouse Museum (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Republic.
 
Privateers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
3. Privateers Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Chestnut Neck. The only battle of the American Revolution that took place on the West (South) Jersey coastline was a group of actions around the Little Egg Harbor River. New Jersey Pinelands website. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Battle of Chestnut Neck Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
4. Battle of Chestnut Neck Monument
This monument for the Battle of Chestnut Neck is located near the Privateers Marker. The battle, the only one to occur off the coast of southern New Jersey, took place in this vicinity.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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