Recent Activities - Battle of Cedar Bridge, Manahawkin, NJ

     2005 was the first year that the Battle of Cedar Bridge and John Bacon trial was moved to the weekend after Labor Day and made a stand-alone event.  This reduced the crowdedness with crafters, and also solved several fire issues.  The weather for the weekend was perfect, a welcome relief from events of the past where webbed feet was required.  Members of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, now joined by the Pennsylvania Navy, provided a Colonial atmosphere in Manahawkin, NJ.  As before, this year's event included reenactors from both the American Revolution and Civil War, giving spectators a good feeling for both time periods.  This year the 11th PA portrayed John Bacon's band of Loyalists, who engaged the Burlington County Militia.  Although artillery and naval craft were not a part of the original December 1782 Battle of Cedar Bridge, both were provided for atmosphere to round out the event.  This battle, which took place more than a year after the surrender of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown is, undoubtedly, the last battle of the American Revolution.

 

HI MATT AND STEPHAN

Front page of the GOOD OL' DAYS newspaper pullout

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We still miss your company ...

A fond memory of

John Posch

 

" Hmmm ... he looks familiar, somehow "

 

CLICK HERE to see how kids met Captain Bacon

 

 

Read the TIMES BEACON article about the event

Read the ASBURY PARK PRESS article about the December commemoration of the battle

 

Want to visit the park yourself?  CLICK HERE for directions

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