Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Delaware Regiment
Battle of Germantown - October 4, 1777
After distinguished service in the Campaign of 1776, Delaware's Continental regiment was formally reorganized in early 1777. Assigned to the division of Major General John Sullivan, the Delaware Regiment was a part of that unit's costly offensive against the British left during the Battle of Germantown. Regimental returns reported three men killed, nine missing and twenty-six wounded, the latter group including the regiment's commander, Colonel David Hall. Others died later as a result of their wounds. Among these was Captain Thomas Holland, a former British Army officer whose military training and experience had contributed so much to the discipline and efficiency of the regiment. The Delaware Regiment continued to serve for the remainder of the Revolution, earning high honors and universal respect while participating in many of the war's major engagements.
Presented in grateful appreciation by the Citizens of the State of Delaware - October 2002
Erected 2002 by Citizens of the State of Delaware.
Location. 40° 2.811′ N, 75° 10.976′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Cliveden Street, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in front of the flagpole on the grounds of Upsala mansion. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Side of the Street (here, next to this marker); Upsala (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Germantown (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Witness Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cliveden (about 600 feet away); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Germantown Meetinghouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Germantown. (Submitted on September 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Battle of Germantown 1777. Account of the battle from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on September 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on September 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.