White Clay Creek

Camp was made on the low ground above the northeast side of the creek. But, the army was left tentless because the baggage had been left behind in Wilmington.

For a change, the weather was fine and dry. The Virginia Continentals under Generals Greene and Stephen along with Sheldon's horse brigade started from Wilmington at 4 a.m. They passed through Wilmington, Newport, the Rising Sun Tavern at Stanton and camped east of White Clay Creek on the Kirkwood farm. During the day, these troops were visited by Washington.


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Philadelphia Campaign 1777