TUCKERTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
35 Leitz Blvd. & Wisteria Lane, Little Egg Harbor, N.J. 08087
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 43, Tuckerton, N.J. 08087
July 9, 2016 – What the National Archives Tells Us about the “Defense of Little Egg Harbor” in the American Revolution. Dale F. Denda. The slide presentation, based on his 2008 'Batsto Saved from the British: A Mullica River Legacy from the American Revolution', explores the geographical and 'strategic' dimensions of British goals in October 1778. An absorbing view of lost history emerges in the larger backdrop of the early war years when the 'United Colonies', transformed into "the United States in Congress assembled", sought to keep its army in the field and find allies abroad. From another perspective, the story can be seen within a framework of successive plans for the 'Defense of Little Egg Harbor' deliberated by the Board of War in Philadelphia. This picture presents an archival- grounded argument that that historical Little Egg Harbor spanned from the tip of Long Beach Island to ‘Batsto at the Forks’, and that all regional events were part of the same story. Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor, 609-294-1547, 2-4PM.
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Time Traveling in Tuckerton, NJ by James Blackburn.
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