Description: Cooches Bridge August 25, 1777.
Newspaper published in: Georgetown
Source: Roger Martin Collection
Page/Column: This Week in Delaware History
Cooches Bridge, Delaware August 25, 1777
On a hot and close
morning, British General William Howe landed an Infantry group of
British and German soldiers in the upper Chesapeake Bay, south of Elkton
Maryland. General George Washington, with General Nathaniel Green and
the Marquis de LaFayette reconnoitered Iron Hill and Gray's Hill near
Newark prior to the Battle of Cooches Bridge. During the night when a
violent thunderstorm came upon them these three generals were forced to
take shelter at the home of a Tory land owner and spend the night. .