Battle of Cooch's Bridge

Battle of Cooch's Bridge (HM6A7)

Location: Newark, DE 19702 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 38.391', W 75° 44.203'

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American light infantry and cavalry under General William Maxwell encountered advance guard of British and Hessian troops under Generals Howe, Cornwallis and Knyphausen in this vicinity September 3, 1777. American troops were expert marksmen drafted by General Washington from the several brigades of his army then encamped near Wilmington. Only battle of American Revolution on Delaware soil and claimed to have been the first in which the Stars and Stripes were carried.
Erected by the Patriotic Societies and citizens of the State of Delaware, September 3, 1901. Inscription revised by Historic Markers Commission - 1932.
HM NumberHM6A7
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 436784 N 4388044
Decimal Degrees39.63985000, -75.73671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.391', W 75° 44.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 23.46" N, 75° 44' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark DE 19702, US
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