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

First Defense Line

American Army

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. First Defense Line Marker
Inscription.  
To mark the site
of the first line of defense of the
American Army
at the
Battle of the Brandywine
11 September 1777

 
Erected 1922 by Pennsylvania Society of The Sons of the Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1777.
 
Location. 39° 54.339′ N, 75° 35.653′ W. Marker is in Birmingham Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Birmingham Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of Birmingham Meeting House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1245 Birmingham Rd, West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On This Native Stone (a few steps from this marker); The Peace Garden at Birmingham (within shouting distance of this marker); The Friends School at Birmingham Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birmingham Friends Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Those Who Fell
First Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
2. First Defense Line Marker
A later view of the marker following some clean-up.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Birmingham Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham Township.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
First Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2014
3. First Defense Line Marker
Birmingham Cemetery Wall with several markers visible. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
4. Birmingham Cemetery Wall with several markers visible.
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By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
5. First Defense Line
The American line ran across what is today the Birmingham Road.
Battle of Brandywine image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2014
6. Battle of Brandywine
The battle is reenacted in nearby Sandy Hollow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on March 30, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 30, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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