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The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, October 12, 2019
1. The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker
Inscription.  Philadelphia Campaign-Troop Maneuvers in Delaware and Maryland August 25-September 10, 1777 (as shown on the map)

(Inscription in the lower right)
The Philadelphia Campaign was so-named since the city was the British destination when they sailed from New York, landing 17,000 troops near Elkton, Maryland. Colonial sharpshooters engaged the British in a delaying action at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge September 3, 1777.

(Historical research-Wade Catts; Campaign maps-Sean Moir)
 
Erected by Pencader Heritage Area Association.
 
Location. 39° 36.462′ N, 75° 43.614′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40). The marker is located in Glasgow Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marquis de Lafayette (here, next to this marker); Delaware Militia (here, next to this marker); Mason Dixon Line & the Boundaries of Delaware (here, next to
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By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
2. The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker
this marker); Exploring the Past of Pencader Hundred (here, next to this marker); The Hundreds of Delaware (here, next to this marker); Historic Iron Ore Mining (here, next to this marker); Pencader Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Aiken's Tavern Historic District (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 12, 2019
3. The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker
Several markers can be found at this site. The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom marker is seen in the middle of the photo.
The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
4. The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker
The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
5. The March Through Pencader A Fight for Freedom Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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