The Naval Engagement

The Naval Engagement (HM1OOJ)

Location: National Park, NJ 08063 Gloucester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 52.244', W 75° 11.4'

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Red Bank Battlefield

While the battle raged at Fort Mercer, American and British naval forces engaged in intense fire on the Delaware River. Earlier in the fall of 1777, American forces had sunk chevaux de fries (racks of wooden, spiked spears) in the Delaware River, which proved difficult for British ships to navigate. During the conflict, two British ships caught fire after running aground: the Augusta and the Merlin. The Agusta exploded the next day - a blast so loud it was heard as far north as Germantown in Philadelphia. The park displays multiple cannons and a portion of chevaux de fris recovered from the Delaware River. "[She] suddenly took fire at the stern, and in a moment She was in a blasé, & soon after blew up, with a thundering noise. . . "
Jeremiah Greenman, 1777
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HM NumberHM1OOJ
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByNew Jersey Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 19th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 483751 N 4413427
Decimal Degrees39.87073333, -75.19000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.244', W 75° 11.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 14.64" N, 75° 11' 24" W
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Area Code(s)856
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 W Military Dr, National Park NJ 08063, US
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