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Continental Army Encampment Site

Coordinates: 39°45′28″N 75°33′22″W / 39.75778°N 75.55611°W / 39.75778; -75.55611
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Continental Army Encampment Site
Continental Army Encampment Site, March 2010
Continental Army Encampment Site is located in Delaware
Continental Army Encampment Site
Continental Army Encampment Site is located in the United States
Continental Army Encampment Site
LocationLovering Ave. near Broom St., Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates39°45′28″N 75°33′22″W / 39.75778°N 75.55611°W / 39.75778; -75.55611
Area8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built1777 (1777)
NRHP reference No.73000547[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 18, 1973

Continental Army Encampment Site is a historic site located at Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. The Continental Army troops camped on the east side of Brandywine Creek, which is now a part of Brandywine Park. An early mill race is still visible, on the site, a reminder of the extensive early milling industry on the Brandywine. The Continental Army camped at the site for a few days before the Battle of Brandywine in August 1777. On December 21, 1777, 1,500 Delaware and Maryland troops under the command of General William Smallwood returned to the campsite. These troops were stationed to prevent occupation of Wilmington by the British and to protect the flour mills on the Brandywine.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Joan M. Norton (January 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Continental Army Encampment Site". and Accompanying five photos