Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Battle of Black Point (June 10, 1779)

Battle of Black Point Marker
(In Front of the Rumson Fire House)
East River Rd. and Black Point Rd.
Rumson, NJ 07760

The Battle of Black Point was a battle that took place on June 10, 1779 in modern-day Rumson, NJ. The marker in front of the fire house reads:  "A British raiding party under Lieutenant James Moody marched from Tinton Falls to Black Point. When Embarking for Sandy Hook, they were attacked by a detachment of the Continental Army. The Americans lost eleven killed or wounded, including Captain Chadwick and Lieutenant Hendrickson. The engagement was broken off under a flag of truce. Both forces returning to their own lines."

One of the roads near the marker is named after the battle.

Below are a few photos that I took during my visit to the site:





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