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Near Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Cooch's Bridge

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
1. Battle of Cooch's Bridge Plaque
Inscription.  American light infantry and cavalry under General William Maxwell encountered advance guard of British and Hessian troops under Generals Howe, Cornwallis and Knyphausen in this vicinity September 3, 1777. American troops were expert marksmen drafted by General Washington from the several brigades of his army then encamped near Wilmington. Only battle of American Revolution on Delaware soil and claimed to have been the first in which the Stars and Stripes were carried.
Erected by the Patriotic Societies and citizens of the State of Delaware, September 3, 1901. Inscription revised by Historic Markers Commission - 1932. (Marker Number NC-A7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 38.391′ N, 75° 44.203′ W. Marker is near Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and (south) Old Cooches Bridge Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Baltimore Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Battle of Cooch's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 12, 2019
2. Battle of Cooch's Bridge Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hundreds of Delaware (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Iron Ore Mining (approx. ¼ mile away); In the Beginning (approx. ¼ mile away); Your Gateway to Pencader Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); The Philadelphia Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); American Position (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware's Field of Valor (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
More about this marker. There are comments somewhere on line regarding marker numbering systems, and I am leaving "NC-A7" in for that reason although I cannot find that designation on this marker.
 
Battle of Cooch's Bridge Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
3. Battle of Cooch's Bridge Monument
Cooch's Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
4. Cooch's Bridge
Plaque on Cooch's Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
5. Plaque on Cooch's Bridge
Cooch's Bridge
No. 336
Over Christiana Creet
Levy Court
New Castle County, Del.
1922
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,980 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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