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British Position

Battle of Cooch's Bridge

 
 
British Position at Cooch's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, April 22, 2009
1. British Position at Cooch's Bridge Marker
Inscription.  On the morning of September 3, 1777, soldiers of the Hessian Field Jaeger Corps encountered American light infantry positioned in the woods and fields along this road, which led from Aikentown (Glasgow) to Cooch's Bridge. The Americans attacked the Hessians, forcing the British army to deploy two light infantry battalions in an attempt to outflank them. Fighting was intense and at times hand-to-hand. The Hessian and British soldiers eventually forced the American troops back to a final position at Cooch's Bridge. Each side engaged at Cooch's Bridge is believed to have suffered approximately forty casualties. Following the battle the British army encamped for five days in the area between Aikentown and Iron Hill.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-42.)
 
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 September 3, 1711.
 
Location. 39° 37.954′ N, 75° 44.125′ W. Marker is in Newark
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Photographed By Adam Margolis, January 22, 2022
2. British Position Marker
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, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Cooch's Bridge Road and Eggerts Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Cooch's Bridge Road. 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. Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Germans & German-Americans in The American War of Independence (approx. 0.6 miles away); French General Comte de Rochambeau and the French Army Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hessian Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Delaware Militia (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Cooch's Bridge - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 28, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Current Landscape at British Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, April 22, 2009
3. Current Landscape at British Position
British Position Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, January 22, 2022
4. British Position Marker
This view of the marker is looking northeast along Old Cooch's Bridge Road.
British Position Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, July 23, 2012
5. British Position Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 22, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   3. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 22, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   5. submitted on July 28, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2022