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American Position

Battle of Cooch's Bridge

 
 
American Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. American Position Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-41.)
 
Location. 39° 38.462′ N, 75° 43.941′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Dayetts Mill Road and Old Baltimore Pike, on the right when traveling east on Dayetts Mill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Hill School #112C (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (here, next to this marker); Historic Iron Ore Mining (here, next to this marker); Milling in Pencader Hundred (here, next to this marker); In the Beginning (here, next to this marker); Enjoy the Pencader Area Today (here, next to this marker); Your Gateway to Pencader Heritage (here, next to this marker); The Philadelphia Campaign (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
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