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Last Mustering of The Delaware Continentals

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 11, 2019
1. Last Mustering of The Delaware Continentals Marker
Inscription.  An Act of the Second Continental Congress established the Delaware Regiment on December 9, 1775. Delawareans were eager to fight for independence from Great Britain, and the regiment quickly grew to over 700 men in 1776. The regiment was initially commanded by Colonel John Haslet (killed at Princeton), later Colonel David Hall, and eventually Captain Robert Kirkwood. The Delawares fought in every major campaign of the Main and Southern armies. Upon completion of their service at the close of the American Revolution, the Delaware Regiment was officially mustered out on November 3, 1783, at or near the Christiana Bridge.
 
Erected 2017 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-231.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 3, 1783.
 
Location. 39° 39.823′ N, 75° 39.369′ W. Marker is in Christiana, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on East Main Street (Delaware Route 7), on the
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By Don Morfe, November 11, 2019
2. Last Mustering of The Delaware Continentals Marker
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right when traveling west. The marker is located at the entrance to Lewden Green Park. The Lafayette marker is to left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 East Main Street, Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette (here, next to this marker); John Lewden House (within shouting distance of this marker); Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christiana United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christiana Public School #111-C (approx. 0.4 miles away); Village of Christiana (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Patterson (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on February 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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