Battle of Cooch's BridgeOn the morning of September 3, 1777, soldiers of the Hessian Field Jaeger Corps encountered American light infantry positioned in the woods and fields along this road, which led from Aikentown (Glasgow) to Cooch's Bridge. The Americans attacked the Hessians, forcing the British army to deploy two light infantry battalions in an attempt to outflank them. Fighting was intense and at times hand-to-hand. The Hessian and British soldiers eventually forced the American troops back to a final position at Cooch's Bridge. Each side engaged at Cooch's Bridge is believed to have suffered approximately forty casualties. Following the battle the British army encamped for five days in the area between Aikentown and Iron Hill.
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|Placed By||Delaware Public Archives|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 436889 N 4387235|
|Decimal Degrees||39.63256667, -75.73541667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 37.954', W 75° 44.125'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 37' 57.24" N, 75° 44' 7.50" W|
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