Sep 3, 2010

Battle of Cooch's Bridge

(Wikipedia) The Battle of Cooch's Bridge, also known as the Battle of Iron Hill, was an engagement fought on September 3, 1777, between American militia and British and Hessian troops during the American Revolutionary War. It was the only significant military action during the war in the state of Delaware.
On August 25, 1777, a large British army under the command of Lieutenant General William Howe landed below the Head of Elk (now known as Elkton) in Maryland. Howe's objective was the city of Philadelphia, the seat of the Continental Congress. Due to the relatively poor quality landing area, his troops moved immediately to the north, reaching Head of Elk itself on August 28. Continued