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3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
1. 3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia Marker
Inscription.
In honor of the men of the 3rd Battalion
Gloucester County Militia
Col. Richard Somers – Commanding

Killed in Action

Pvt. Forrest Bellangy (Killed at Trenton #2)
Pvt. John Cain (Murdered while POW in Tuckerton)
Lt. John Lucas (Killed in post-Red Bank fight)
Capt. Henry Snell (Killed by friendly fire at Long Beach Island)
Capt. Andrew Steelman (Murdered while POW at Long Beach Island)
3 other unnamed men killed a Petticoat Bridge/Mt. Holly

Wounded in Action

Maj. Elijah Clark (Wounded at Trenton #2)
Pvt. Stephen Ford (Wounded at Petticoat Bridge)
Pvt. Hugh Jones (Wounded in post-Red Bank fight)
Lt. John Lucas (Wounded at Petticoat Bridge)
Lt. David Scull (wounded at Long Beach Island)
Pvt. John Steelman (Wounded on Cumberland County patrol)
Pvt. John Thomas (Wounded at Tuckerton)
Lt. John Tilton (Wounded in post-Red Bank fight)
3 other unnamed men wounded at raid at John Steelmanís house in Absecon.

Prisoner of War

Pvt. David Denike (Taken in post-Chestnut Neck period) – Exchanged
Pvt. Benjamin Endicott (Taken in skirmish near Camden) – Exchanged
Pvt. John Ingersoll (Taken in post-Chestnut Neck period) – Exchanged
Pvt. James Leeds (Taken in Absecon Raid) – Escaped
Pvt. Patrick McCollum
3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
2. 3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia Marker
(Taken in skirmish near Camden) – Exchanged
Capt. Enoch Willits (Taken in Cape May raid)- Died in prison
4 other unnamed men taken, 2 post-Chestnut Neck and 2 at Camden – Exchanged

Dedicated May 31, 2014
Col. Richard Somers Chapter SAR
Earl Cain † † † Rev. Norman Goos † † † Dennis Steelman

 
Erected 2014 by Sons of the American Revolution - Col. Richard Somers Chapter.
 
Location. 39° 32.662′ 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Privateers (here, next to this marker); British Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Shipís Rib (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chestnut Neck (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Port Republic, New Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House
3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
3. 3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Smith's Meeting House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Franklin Inn (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Republic.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
4. Nearby Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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