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Woodbury in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Captain James Lawrence

 
 
Home of Captain James Lawrence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
1. Home of Captain James Lawrence Marker
Capt. Lawrence was a naval hero in the War of 1812. His greatest victory was the capture and sinking of the H.M.S. Peacock while in command of the sloop of war U.S.S. Hornet. He died in action on June 1, 1813 during an engagement between the frigates U.S.S. Chesapeake and H.M.S. Shannon, his last words being “Don’t give up the ship.”
Inscription.  
This property, the home of
Captain James Lawrence
while attending school in
Woodbury, was presented to
the Gloucester County, N.J.
Historical Society by
George M. Beckett
Edward Tonkin Bradway
Fannie V. Watson Bradway
James Cooper Griscom
Howard Clark Hendrickson
Edgar F. Hurff
Victor E. Kugler
Henry W. Leeds
Mahlon W. Newton
William Richman
Isaac D. Sayre
John W. Sparks
Frank H. Stewart
Thomas Whitney Stnnott
Minnie A. Moore Tatem
Hon. David O. Watkins
Ann Whitall Chapter D.A.R.

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This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
1924         1925

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 39° 50.369′ N, 75° 9.12′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker is on N Broad Street
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(County Route 551), on the left when traveling south. Marker is on N Broad Street between Hunter Street and Newton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury NJ 08096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwallis’s Headquarters (here, next to this marker); The Victor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ladd's Castle (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jonas Cattell (approx. 2 miles away); Welcome to Red Bank Battlefield (approx. 2.9 miles away); National Park Armed Service Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Operations on the Delaware (approx. 2.9 miles away); James and Ann Whitall House (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
 
More about this marker. Symbols of the U.S. Navy appear at the top and bottom of the marker. The top also contains a banner containing Capt. Lawrence’s famous quote “Don’t give up the ship.”
 
Woodbury Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
2. Woodbury Marker
Home of Captain Lawrence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
3. Home of Captain Lawrence
The Capt. Lawrence house today serves as headquarters for the Gloucester County Historical Society. The markers can be seen on the right front of the building.
Cornwallis’s Headquarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
4. Cornwallis’s Headquarters
British General Charles Cornwallis stayed at this house on November 21-24, 1777, following the October 22 Battle of Red Bank. A marker noting this can be seen in the photo.
Old Directional Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
5. Old Directional Marker
This colonial directional marker is located on the south side of the Lawrence house.
Captain James Lawrence, USN image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
6. Captain James Lawrence, USN
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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