Continental Artificers Campsite at Blue Bell Tavern


Cobbs Creek Park, 7303 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19142

Who?:  American
Units:  Continental Artificer Regiment
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia
Date:  September 6/7, 1781
Public Access:  1

On September 6, 1781, Thomas Graton records: “ye 6th marched 5 miles and encamped.” Since Graton and the artificers had encamped on the Philadelphia side of the Schuylkill on 5/6 September, a five-mile-march takes them about 7 miles from Philadelphia, which places their camp along Cobb’s Creek at the Blue Bell Tavern about a mile before the center of Derby.