On This Date August 28,1777- 1st appearance of the Stars and Stripes in battle

August 28, 1777 – Battle of Cooch’s Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware. Fighting began
on this date and lasted for several days. The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge has two principal
distinctions. It was the only battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on Delaware soil,
and marked the first time that the Stars and Stripes was flown in battle. The battle was fought
between British and Hessian troops under Generals Cornwallis, Howe, and Knyphausen and
the colonial troops under General Washington.

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Aug 28 2024

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All Day