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Battle of Germantown

 
 
Battle of Germantown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Dworkin, September 4, 2009
1. Battle of Germantown Marker
Inscription. On the morning of the Battle of Germantown, October 4 1777, the Pennsylvania Militia, under Gen'l John Armstrong, occupying the high ground on the west side of the creek opposite this point, engaged in a skirmish the left wing of the British forces, in command of Lieut.-Gen'l Knyphausen, who occupied the high ground on the east side, along Schoolhouse Lane.
 
Erected 1907 by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revoution.
 
Location. 40° 1.663′ N, 75° 11.575′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wissahickon Drive (aka Forbidden Drive) and Lincoln Drive. Click for map. Marker is near creek as you face pedestrian bridge to the southwest. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6224-6226 Wissahickon Dr., Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forbidden Drive (here, next to this marker); Ten Box Shelter (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Germantown (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jacob Rittenhouse Home at RittenhouseTown (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Battle of Germantown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
2. Battle of Germantown Marker
Rittenhouse Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Rittenhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rittenhouse Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Herb Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Revolution: Battle of Germantown. (Submitted on October 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Germantown 1777. Account of the battle from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. "George Washington" Lafayette Stephens Wissahickon "Fairmount Park"
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Wissahickon Valley Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
3. Marker on the Wissahickon Valley Park
During the Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777, Gen. John Armstrong and the Pennsylvania deployed at this position to distract the British troops from the main objective of the attack.
Battle of Germantown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
4. Battle of Germantown
British and American forces clash at the Chew Mansion during the Battle of Germantown reenactment.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Dworkin of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard Dworkin of New York, New York.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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