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Cape May in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lt. Richard Wickes

 
 
Lt. Richard Wickes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2011
1. Lt. Richard Wickes Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
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
by
Harry Snyder Post 193
American Legion & Auxiliary
Cape May, New Jersey

 
Erected 1976 by American Legion & Auxiliary - Harry Snyder Post 193.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Washington Sawyer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwin Joseph Hill, CMH (about 500 feet away); Edgar Arthur Draper (about 500 feet away); S. S. Cape May (about 600 feet away); Cape May County Fishermans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); What Is It?
Marker in Cape May image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2011
2. Marker in Cape May
(approx. 1.7 miles away); The Bunker Story (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bats on the Move (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape May.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet. The Borough of Wildwood Crest website. (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. History of USS Reprisal. Background on the USS Reprisal, which was commanded by Lt. Richard Wickes brother, Capt. Lambert Wickes. (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Lt. Richard Wickes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2011
3. Lt. Richard Wickes Marker
Lt. Richard Wickes was mortally wounded on June 29, 1776 during the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet, which was fought off the coast of nearby Wildwood Crest. He is buried at the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, located about 3½ miles to the north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 142 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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