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

The Delaware Continentals

 
 
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By Stephen J Duncan, June 13, 2011
1. The Delaware Continentals Marker
Inscription. On December 9, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that a body of troops be raised in Delaware "for the defense of American liberty." Commanded by Colonel John Haslet, the Delaware Regiment consisted of more than 500 battle-ready troops when they marched northward to join the Continental Army in August 1776. After expiration of enlistments and Haslet's death, the Regiment was reorganized in the winter of 1776-77 under the leadership of Colonel David Hall. Participants in many of the major battles of the Revolution, their conduct earned the praise of their enemies. Forced to endure great hardship, the Regiment was widely acclaimed for its discipline and bravery. Greatly depleted in number, they returned to Delaware victorious in January 1783. The Delaware National Guard's 198th Signal Battalion traces its lineage to the Delaware Continentals, and honors them today through their continued dedication and service.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-161.)
 
Location. 39° 43.708′ N, 75° 37.325′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Newport Gap Pike (Delaware Route 41) 0.7 miles south of Kirkwood Hwy (Delaware Route 2), on the right when traveling
The Delaware Continentals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 14, 2011
2. The Delaware Continentals Marker
This is a view looking north on Newport Gap Pike. The marker can be seen on the right
north. Touch for map. This marker is directly in front of the Delaware National Guard Armory on Newport Gap Pike near the shoulder of the northbound lanes of the roadway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Newport Gap Pk. Wilmington, DE 19804, Wilmington DE 19804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson (approx. 0.6 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marshallton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenbank Mill (approx. one mile away); Peniel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oliver Evans (1755-1819) (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp DuPont (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Delaware Continentals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 13, 2011
3. The Delaware Continentals Marker
This is the building the marker sits in front of.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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