British Position

British Position (HM13AM)

Location: Newark, DE 19702 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 37.954', W 75° 44.125'

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Battle of Cooch's Bridge

On the morning of September 3, 1777, soldiers of the Hessian Field Jaeger Corps encountered American light infantry positioned in the woods and fields along this road, which led from Aikentown (Glasgow) to Cooch's Bridge. The Americans attacked the Hessians, forcing the British army to deploy two light infantry battalions in an attempt to outflank them. Fighting was intense and at times hand-to-hand. The Hessian and British soldiers eventually forced the American troops back to a final position at Cooch's Bridge. Each side engaged at Cooch's Bridge is believed to have suffered approximately forty casualties. Following the battle the British army encamped for five days in the area between Aikentown and Iron Hill.
HM NumberHM13AM
Marker NumberNC-42
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 436889 N 4387235
Decimal Degrees39.63256667, -75.73541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.954', W 75° 44.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 57.24" N, 75° 44' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 874 Eggerts Ln, Newark DE 19702, US
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