Barnegat in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Aﬀair at Cedar Bridge
December 27, 1782
—1776 – 1783 —
After searching several days for the notorious Capt. John Bacon, Capt. Richard Shreve of the Burlington County light horse and Capt. Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves near here at the Cedar Bridge Tavern. Bacon and his band of loyalists surprised the militia and blocked their escape. As the militia gained the advantage, they were fired upon unexpectedly by a party of locals, who came to Bacon’s aid and provided a diversion that allowed Bacon to escape. Among the patriots, one was killed and four were wounded. Four loyalists were also wounded, including Capt. Bacon.
Erected by the Board of Chosen Freeholders to
commemorate Ocean County’s role in the American
Revolution on its 225th anniversary, 2001-2008
Erected 2008 by Ocean County - Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Location. 39° 46.766′ N, 74° 20.562′ W. Marker is in Barnegat, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Grove Road (County Route 532) and Old Cedar Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Warren Grove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnegat NJ 08005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this Affair at Cedar Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Manahawkin Skirmish (approx. 7.2 miles away); Step into the Past (approx. 10.3 miles away); Pineland Industries (approx. 10.3 miles away); Welcome to Double Trouble State Park (approx. 10.4 miles away); Exploring The Pinelands (approx. 10.4 miles away); Chatsworth Honor Roll (approx. 10˝ miles away); Speedwell (approx. 10.8 miles away).
Also see . . . The Affair at Cedar Bridge, December 27. (Submitted on December 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.