American Position

American Position (HM9LO)

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

N 39° 38.462', W 75° 43.941'

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Battle of Cooch's Bridge

On September 3, 1777, an American Light Infantry Corps composed of Continental soldiers from New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, with militia from Pennsylvania and Delaware, was stationed west of Christina Creek between Aikentown (Glasgow) and nearby Cooch's Bridge. Intended as an advance force with orders to give the British "as much trouble as you possibly can," they were met by Hessian and British troops moving forward on present-day Old Cooch's Bridge Road. Led by Brigadier General William Maxwell, the American marksmen battled enemy forces in a short but hard-fought engagement. Eventually outnumbered and facing artillery, the Americans withdrew towards Christiana after exhausting their ammunition. Maxwell's Corps went on to fight with distinction at the Battle of Brandywine.
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HM NumberHM9LO
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Marker NumberNC-41
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:49pm 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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