Continental Army Campsite in Wilmington


Canby Park; Maryland Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805

Who?:  American
Units:  Continental Army
Direction:  South
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia
Date:  September 4/5, 1781
Public Access:  Yes

On the night of 4/5 September 1781, Continental Army troops on their way to Yorktown camped in Canby Park along the Mill Creek and on the slopes of Robinson Hill facing the Mill Creek of Richard Richardson’s Mill.