“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Philadelphia Campaign

Battle of Cooch's Bridge

The Philadelphia Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
Location. 39° 38.462′ N, 75° 43.941′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Dayetts Mill Road and Old Baltimore Pike on Dayetts Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Hill School #112C (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (here, next to this marker); Historic Iron Ore Mining (here, next to this marker); Milling in Pencader Hundred (here, next to this marker); In the Beginning (here, next to this marker); Enjoy the Pencader Area Today (here, next to this marker); Your Gateway to Pencader Heritage (here, next to this marker); American Position (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,819 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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