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Malvern in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Battle of the Clouds

Battle of the Clouds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Loftus
1. Battle of the Clouds Marker
Located in front of the White Horse Tavern, 606 Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA
Inscription.  Following the September 1777 Battle of Brandywine, Continental forces retreated to regroup along Swedesford Road near the White Horse Tavern. With British troops in pursuit, the onset of a sudden downpour and resulting wet gunpowder delayed an imminent confrontation. Outnumbered Continental forces were able to retreat northwest, securing fresh supplies and ammunition. A loss here would have been disastrous to the American cause.
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1777.
Location. 40° 2.525′ N, 75° 34.657′ W. Marker is in Malvern, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Swedesford Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Swedesford Rd, Malvern PA 19355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of the Clouds (approx. one mile away); Weaver’s Cottage (approx. 2.1 miles
Battle of the Clouds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
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away); Duffy’s Cut Mass Grave (approx. 2.6 miles away); Revolutionary War Patriots (approx. 3 miles away); Site of the Paoli Massacre (approx. 3.1 miles away); Massacre Farm / 19th Century House (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Paoli Memorial Association (approx. 3.1 miles away); Malvern Memorial Parade (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malvern.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on March 26, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on December 26, 2021, by William Loftus of Malern, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 25, 2023