Continental Artificers Campsite in Morrisville


S. Delmorr and East Philadelphia Ave
Morrisville, PA 19067

Who?:  American
Units:  Continental Artificer Regiment
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia
Date:  August 30/31, 1781
Public Access:  1

The exact location of the campsite is unknown but was likely along the continuation of the ferry landing road (today’s East Philadelphia Avenue, which no longer goes to the river’s edge) and Delmorr Avenue. The artificers constitute the first American forces who crossed the Delaware on August 31, 1781 as part of the Yorktown Campaign.