On December 27, 1782, after searching for the notorious Captain John Bacon, Captain Richard Shreve of Burlington County Light Horse and Captain Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves at a nearby tavern. Bacon and his band of Loyalists surprised the Burlington militia and blocked their escape. As the militia gained the advantage, they were fired upon unexpectedly by a party of locals, who came to the aid and provided a diversion that allowed Bacon to escape. Among the Patriots, one was killed and four wounded. Four Loyalists were also wounded, including Captain Bacon.
Experience the story of skirmish between John Bacon and local militia at Cedar Bridge tavern with a re-enactment of last documented land engagement of the Revolutionary War. A tour of Cedar Bridge Tavern will also be available.
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 PM
Snow date: Sunday January 7, 2018
200 Old Halfway Road
Cedar Bridge Tavern, Barnegat