BATTLE OF COOCH’S BRIDGE
American Light Infantry and Cavalry under General William Maxwell encountered 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 American Revolution on Delaware soil and claimed to have been the first in which the stars and stripes were carried.
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LOCATION: Near the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and Old Cooches Bridge Rd., Newark.