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Toms River in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Toms River Blockhouse Fight

1776 - 1783

— The Joshua Huddy Affair, March 24, 1782 —

 
 
Toms River Blockhouse Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 7, 2019
1. Toms River Blockhouse Fight Marker
Inscription.  The nearby blockhouse, manned by Patriot Capt. Joshua Huddy’s New Jersey State Artillery of twenty-five men, was besieged by a force five times its size. Area Commander Maj. John Cook, six militiamen, and two Loyalist officers were killed. Huddy and thirteen men were taken prisoner. The village was torched and completely destroyed except for two houses saved for civilian refuge. The unlawful execution of Capt. Huddy led to stalled peace treaty negotiations in Paris following this overwhelming Loyalist attack on the privateer base and salt warehouses at Toms River.

Erected by the Board of Chosen Freeholders to
commemorate Ocean County’s role in the American
Revolution on its 225th anniversary, 2001-2008.

 
Erected by The Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1782.
 
Location. 39° 57.086′ N, 74° 11.866′ W. Marker is in Toms River, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker is on East Water Street, on the right when traveling
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east. Marker is located at Huddy Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 East Water Street, Toms River NJ 08753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Joshua Huddy Park (a few steps from this marker); Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Toms River Township’s First Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Toms River Block House (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Joshua Huddy (within shouting distance of this marker); Huddy’s Hanging Stalls Peace Talks (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Attack Toms River (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Captain Joshua Huddy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toms River.
 
Toms River Blockhouse Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 7, 2019
2. Toms River Blockhouse Fight Marker
Toms River Blockhouse Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 7, 2019
3. Toms River Blockhouse Fight Marker
Marker at Huddy Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 7, 2019
4. Marker at Huddy Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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