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Little Egg Harbor in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Defense of Little Egg Harbor

1776-1783

 

— Pulaski’s Massacre —

 
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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. The Defense of Little Egg Harbor Marker
Inscription.  October 15, 1778, the largest military engagement in what is today Ocean County occurred near this site. A force of 200 British and Loyalist Troops under the command of Capt. Patrick Ferguson surprised and defeated a portion of Brig. Gen. Casmir Pulaski’s Legion under the command of Lt. Col. Baron De Bose. American losses numbered about 50 men.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 34.399′ N, 74° 22.186′ W. Marker is in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker is at the intersection of Radio Road and S. Pulaski Blvd. on Radio Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuckerton NJ 08087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pulaski Legion Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Chestnut Neck (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ship’s Rib (approx. 5.3 miles away); British Anchor (approx. 5.3
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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. The Defense of Little Egg Harbor Marker
miles away); Privateers (approx. 5.3 miles away); 3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia (approx. 5.3 miles away); Welcome to Port Republic, New Jersey (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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