Cape May in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lt. Richard Wickes
Lt. Richard Wickes
who died June 29, 1776 in
an engagement near Cape May
Lt. Wickes was one of the first naval
casualties of the American Revolution
Dedicated June 26, 1976
Harry Snyder Post 193
American Legion & Auxiliary
Cape May, New Jersey
Erected 1976 by American Legion & Auxiliary - Harry Snyder Post 193.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 2006.
Location. 38° 55.977′ N, 74° 55.421′ W. Marker is in Cape May, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Lafayette Street (County Route 633), on the right when traveling north on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape May NJ 08204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Business District (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Visitor's Church" (within shouting distance of this marker); Roland E. White (within shouting distance Opera House & The Jackson St. USO Club (within shouting distance of this marker); New Cape May Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Washington Sawyer (about 400 feet away); Edwin Joseph Hill, CMH (about 500 feet away); Edgar Arthur Draper (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape May.
Also see . . .
1. Richard Wickes. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on February 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet. The Borough of Wildwood Crest website entry (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
3. USS Reprisal (1776). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,603 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.