Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Description: Cooches Bridge August 25, 1777.
Date: 2002

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. .

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