American Revolution Podcast

ARP157 British Landing and Cooch’s Bridge

July 12, 2020

The British Fleet deploys an army of over 15,000 British and Hessian soldiers at Head of Elk, Maryland.  It takes the army several days to unload and to recover from the long journey.  The Americans move to Wilmington Delaware as they scouted out the enemy.  The armies clash several days later at Cooch's Bridge before the British move into Pennsylvania.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The British Invasion of Delaware, Aug-Sep 1777, by Gerald J. Kauffman and Michael R. Gallagher

Online Recommendation of the Week: Proceedings at the unveiling of the monument at Cooch's Bridge, Historical Society of Delaware