What is believed to be the original Stars and Stripes - the 13-star flag sewn by Betsy Ross - was first flown during the 1777 Battle of Cooch's Bridge in Delaware. The battlefield, featuring a monument, cannon and plaque, is in Newark.
Fought on September 3, 1777, 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.
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