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Battle of Brandywine

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
1. Battle of Brandywine Marker
Inscription.  The battle ended just southwest of here at nightfall. With Howe and his troops holding the field, Washington’s force withdrew to Chester. Although he was wounded, Lafayette helped to reorganize the retreating troops, and Pulaski’s cavalry protected them from attack.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission. (Marker Number A 51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 54.042′ N, 75° 33.812′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilmington Pike (U.S. 202/322) and Brinton Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Wilmington Pike. Marker is located at the Birmingham / West Chester border and the Delaware/Chester county line. At Wilmington Pike, Brinton Bridge Road, going east, becomes Dilworthtown
Marker on Wilmington Pike image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Marker on Wilmington Pike
Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dilworthtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1704 House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brandywine Battlefield A Commonwealth Treasure (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sandy Hollow (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Darlington Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birmingham Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); In Memory of Those Who Fell (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Battle of Brandywine. Brandywine Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Brandywine. September 11, 1777 at Brandywine, Pennsylvania. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Brandywine Creek 1777. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Battle of Brandywine (Battle Ends) - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Brandywine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
3. Brandywine Marker
Marker is located alongside a busy highway with no shoulder. It also appears to have been damaged at some point.
Battle of Brandywine image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2014
4. Battle of Brandywine
The battle is reenacted in nearby Sandy Hollow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,579 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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