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

The Peace Garden at Birmingham

 
 
The Peace Garden at Birmingham Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. The Peace Garden at Birmingham Marker
Inscription.  
During the Battle of the Brandywine on September 11, 1777, the American Army used the walls of this Quaker Burial Ground in their first line of defense. Both armies used this meetinghouse of Quaker pacifists as a hospital. Behind the wall is the common grave of British and American soldiers killed in the battle.

The Peace Garden at Birmingham surrounding this grave is a place to contemplate a world without war. This site is dedicated to the imperative need to employ peaceful alternatives to deadly conflict.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionPeaceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1963.
 
Location. 39° 54.355′ 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

Second marker at site. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
2. Second marker at site.
In memory of those who fell in the Battle of Brandywine Sept. 11, 1777. Back of this in a common grave lay those who fell in this vicinity. Marked by The Brandywine Valley Farmers Club 1920
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. 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. Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Those Who Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); First Defense Line (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Native Stone (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); Birmingham Hill (about 800 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.
 
Birmingham Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. Birmingham Cemetery
The Peace Garden with Birmingham Meeting House behind. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
4. The Peace Garden with Birmingham Meeting House behind.
 
 
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 1,875 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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