Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 34

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 34

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02014
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 34
Historic Street Address: 7th & Market Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00267, top [image dimensions 16.0 cm x 20.7 cm]:

Count Donop was a Hessian colonel in the Revolutionary War who volunteered to capture Fort Mercer, near Red Bank, New Jersey to open up the Delaware River for General Howe's navy. Donop took command of 2000 Hessian troops and crossed the River to New Jersey on October 22, 1777. The Battle of Red Bank commenced that afternoon following Colonel Christopher Greene's rejection of Donop's demand for surrender. The Hessians met with superior fire power and suffered heavy losses. Donop himself was fatally wounded and it is said he died a few days later in a farm house close by, which had been turned into a temporary military hospital.


Item pdcc00268, bottom [image dimensions 14.0 cm 16.5 cm]:

Building demolished: YES

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.152382
Geocode Latitude:39.950689

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Donop, Carl Emil Ulrich von, Count, 1732-1777
Greene, Christopher, 1737-1781
Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist