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Affair at Cedar Bridge

December 27, 1782

 

—1776 – 1783 —

 
Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
1. Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
Inscription.
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

 
Erected 2008 by Ocean County - Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Location. 39° 46.766′ N, 74° 20.562′ W. Marker is in Barnegat, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Grove Road (County Route 532) and Old Cedar Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Warren Grove Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnegat NJ 08005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this
Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
2. Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Affair at Cedar Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Manahawkin Skirmish (approx. 7.2 miles away); Step into the Past (approx. 10.3 miles away); Pineland Industries (approx. 10.3 miles away); Welcome to Double Trouble State Park (approx. 10.4 miles away); Exploring The Pinelands (approx. 10.4 miles away); Chatsworth Honor Roll (approx. 10.5 miles away); Speedwell (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Affair at Cedar Bridge, December 27. (Submitted on December 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Warren Grove Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
3. Marker on Warren Grove Road
Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
4. Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
The Cedar Bridge Tavern, site of the skirmish, is located a mile down Old Cedar Bridge Road, seen on the right.
Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
5. Cedar Bridge Tavern
Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
6. Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern
Patriot Captains Richard Shreve and Edward Thomas, along with their militia units, stopped here prior to their skirmish with John Bacon and his Loyalists.
Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, Capt. Rich
7. Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern
Patriot Reenactors at Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
8. Patriot Reenactors at Cedar Bridge Tavern
Occurring on December 27, 1782, the Affair at Cedar Bridge is considered by some historians to be the final skirmish of the Revolutionary War.
Affair at Cedar Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
9. Affair at Cedar Bridge
This photo shows where John Bacon and his Loyalists set up their barricade to confront the Patriot militia. Cedar Bridge Tavern can be seen on the opposite side of the Oswego River.
Second Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
10. Second Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
This identical marker is located about 1½ miles away, at the other end of Old Cedar Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 384 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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