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

Battle of the Clouds

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
1. Battle of the Clouds Marker
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° 2.53′ N, 75° 34.654′ W. Marker is in East Whiteford Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Swedesford Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 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
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By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
2. Battle of the Clouds Marker
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away); Weaver’s Cottage (approx. 2.1 miles away); Duffy’s Cut Mass Grave (approx. 2.6 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); Malvern Area World War I Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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