East Bradford Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cornwallis stopped here in 1777
Erected 1915 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Chester and Delaware County Historical Societies.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • 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 1859.
Location. 39° 56.141′ N, 75° 37.508′ W. Marker is in East Bradford Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Birmingham Road and Squire Drive, on the right when traveling south on Birmingham Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 Birmingham Rd, 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. Jefferis Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Osborne's Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Osborne Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Everhart Grove (approx. 1½ miles away); Birthplace of Isaac SharplessDown by the Water’s Edge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of the Star Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stroud Preserve (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Bradford Township.
More about this marker. This Marker is close to the ground and is one of the original bronze plaques erected by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission
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Also see . . . Sconnelltown on State History Page. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
1. General Howe takes a break
By the time the British Army under General Charles Cornwallis reached Sconnelltown at about 2:30 p.m., on September 11, 1777, they had traveled more than seventeen miles, marching in the full heat of the late summer since 4 a.m. The men were sore and tired. General William Howe allowed the various divisions to reorganize, rest and eat a meal for about an hour, until about 3:30 p.m.
Howe's decision to rest his army raised some eyebrows, and has been the object of second-guessing by historians ever since. The delay near Sconnelltown allowed the Americans, who had been confused by poor intelligence, to regroup
— Submitted December 2, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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