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Battle of Brandywine Memorial

 
 
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By William Pope, January 16, 2021
1. Battle of Brandywine Memorial
Inscription.  
Sacred to the memory of the patriotic soldiers of the American Revolution who fought in the battle of the Brandywine Sept. 11, A.D. 1777.

About 500 of the sick and wounded were brought to Ephrata for treatment.

Several hundred died who were buried in this consecrated ground.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori."

[English translation:]
"It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country."

More than a century the remains of these patriots rested in this hallowed spot without any commemoration except the following words on a plain board:
"Here ruhen die gebeine von viel soldaten."

[English translation:]
"Here rest the bones of many soldiers."

A grateful acknowledgement is here inscribed to the Religious Society of the Seventh-Day-Baptists for its unselfish devotion in administering to the wants and comforts of these brave heroes.

Erected under the auspices of the Ephrata Monument Association which was duly chartered by the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania.

Unveiled and dedicated May 1, 1902.
 
Erected

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By William Pope, January 16, 2021
2. Battle of Brandywine Memorial
1902 by Ephrata Monument Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 10.956′ N, 76° 11.486′ W. Marker is in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Memorial is on Old Mill Road 0.1 miles south of Reading Road (Pennsylvania Route 272), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Old Mill Rd, Ephrata PA 17522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ephrata War Memorial Field Complex (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Zion Buildings (about 700 feet away); Brothers' House Complex (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Conrad Beissel (approx. ¼ mile away); The Kedar (approx. ¼ mile away); Ephrata Cloister (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ephrata Cloister (approx. 0.3 miles away); 249 West Main Street (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephrata.
 
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By William Pope, January 16, 2021
3. Battle of Brandywine Memorial
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By William Pope, January 16, 2021
4. Battle of Brandywine Memorial
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By William Pope, January 16, 2021
5. Battle of Brandywine Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by William Pope of Marietta, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2021, by William Pope of Marietta, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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