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Barnegat in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Affair at Cedar Bridge

December 27, 1782

 

— 1776 – 1783 —

 
Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
1. Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
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
Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
2. Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to East Jersey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to West Jersey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Land Between the Lines (approx. one mile away); A Haven in the Heat (approx. one mile away); Fire: Nature’s Double Agent (approx. one mile away); Last Stand of the Revolution (approx. one mile away); Historical Horticulture (approx. one mile away); One in a Mill-ion (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnegat.
 
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
 
Marker on Warren Grove Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
3. Marker on Warren Grove Road
Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
4. Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
The Cedar Bridge Tavern, site of the skirmish, is located a mile down Old Cedar Bridge Road, seen on the right.
Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
5. Cedar Bridge Tavern
Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
6. Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern
Patriot Captains Richard Shreve and Edward Thomas, along with their militia units, stopped here prior to their skirmish with John Bacon and his Loyalists.
Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, Capt. Rich
7. Inside Cedar Bridge Tavern
Restored Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 7, 2019
8. Restored Cedar Bridge Tavern
Inside the Restored Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 7, 2019
9. Inside the Restored Cedar Bridge Tavern
Inside the Restored Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 7, 2019
10. Inside the Restored Cedar Bridge Tavern
Patriot Reenactors at Cedar Bridge Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
11. Patriot Reenactors at Cedar Bridge Tavern
Occurring on December 27, 1782, the Affair at Cedar Bridge is considered by some historians to be the final skirmish of the Revolutionary War.
Affair at Cedar Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
12. Affair at Cedar Bridge
This photo shows where John Bacon and his Loyalists set up their barricade to confront the Patriot militia. Cedar Bridge Tavern can be seen on the opposite side of the Oswego River.
Second Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2013
13. Second Affair at Cedar Bridge Marker
This identical marker is located about 1½ miles away, at the other end of Old Cedar Bridge Road.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8, 9, 10. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   11, 12, 13. submitted on December 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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