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Brandywine Village and the Road to Yorktown

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
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Inscription.  On September 4-7, 1781, residents of Brandywine Village watched as thousands of American and French troops marched through their community along the King’s Highway on their way to Yorktown, Virginia. The combined forces, under the commands of Generals Washington and Rochambeau, nearly quadrupled the size of Wilmington while they camped on the outskirts of the city. Thousands of horses, oxen, officer servants, and equipment and baggage trains accompanied the soldiers and filled the streets. French purchasing agents traveled in advance of the armies and boosted the local economy by paying for supplies with valuable silver coins.
 
Erected 2019 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-246.)
 
Location. 39° 45.088′ N, 75° 32.566′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on North Market Street. The marker is in Brandywine Mills Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1907 N Market Street, Wilmington DE 19802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Tatnall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brandywine Village
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Brandywine Village and the Road to Yorktown Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Soldiers' Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); H. Fletcher Brown: The Man and the Vocational School (approx. ¼ mile away); Looking Back... (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Looking Back... (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Clifford Brown (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Brandywine Village and the Road to Yorktown Marker
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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