The Philadelphia Campaign

The Philadelphia Campaign (HM9LN)

Location: Newark, DE 19702 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.462', W 75° 43.941'

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Battle of Cooch's Bridge

In August 1777, British forces under the command of General William Howe landed at the Head of Maryland's Elk River. Their goal was the capture of Philadelphia, the capital of the young republic. On September 3, advancing troops were engaged by an American force under the command of General William Maxwell near Cooch's Bridge. In a clash which cost each side as many as forty casualties, the Americans successfully delayed the British before withdrawing to join the main army. Despite subsequent defeats at Brandywine and Germantown, and enemy occupation of the capital, the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777 marked a turning point in the American Revolution. By enduring their losses and continuing to fight, the Americans exacted a heavy toll on the British while gaining valuable experience and confidence in their cause.
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HM NumberHM9LN
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Marker NumberNC-182
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 437160 N 4388172
Decimal Degrees39.64103333, -75.73235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.462', W 75° 43.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 27.72" N, 75° 43' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1650-1698 Dayett Mills Rd, Newark DE 19702, US
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