American light infantry and cavalry under General William Maxwell encountered the advance guard of British and Hessian troops under Generals Howe, Cornwallis and Knyphausen in this vicinity, September 3, 1777. American troops were expert marksmen drafted by General Washington from the several brigades of his army then encamped near Wilmington. Only battle of the American Revolution on Delaware soil and claimed to have been the first in which the stars and stripes were carried.
(Cooch’s Bridge Marker)
Community Meeting Notice
Steven H. Amick Senator State of Delaware
Community Meeting Notice Wednesday August 13th, 2008 7:00 PM Glasgow High School Auditorium
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