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

The Philadelphia Campaign

Battle of Cooch's Bridge

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. The Philadelphia Campaign Marker
Inscription.  In August 1777, British forces under the command of General William Howe landed at the Head of Maryland's Elk River. Their goal was the capture of Philadelphia, the capital of the young republic. On September 3, advancing troops were engaged by an American force under the command of General William Maxwell near Cooch's Bridge. In a clash which cost each side as many as forty casualties, the Americans successfully delayed the British before withdrawing to join the main army. Despite subsequent defeats at Brandywine and Germantown, and enemy occupation of the capital, the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777 marked a turning point in the American Revolution. By enduring their losses and continuing to fight, the Americans exacted a heavy toll on the British while gaining valuable experience and confidence in their cause.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-182.)
 
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.
 
Location.
The Philadelphia Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 12, 2019
2. The Philadelphia Campaign Marker
39° 38.462′ N, 75° 43.941′ W. Marker is near Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Dayett Mills Road south of Old Baltimore Pike, on the right when traveling south. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Position (here, next to this marker); Delaware's Field of Valor (here, next to this marker); Geology (here, next to this marker); Historic Iron Ore Mining (here, next to this marker); In the Beginning (here, next to this marker); Iron Hill School #112C (here, next to this marker); Mason Dixon Line & the Boundaries of Delaware (here, next to this marker); Milling in Pencader Hundred (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
The Philadelphia Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 12, 2019
3. The Philadelphia Campaign Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,914 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on September 27, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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