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Battle of Brandywine

 
 
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By Roger Dean Meyer, October 8, 2006
1. Battle of Brandywine Marker
Inscription. On Sept. 11, 1777, an American force of about 11,000 men, commanded by Washington, attempted to halt a British advance into Pennsylvania. The Americans were defeated near Chadd’s Ford on Brandywine Creek by approximately 18,000 British and Hessian troops under Howe.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.491′ N, 75° 41.389′ W. Marker is in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on East Baltimore Pike (Alternate U.S. 1) 0.2 miles east of McFarlan Road, on the right. Touch for map. Located at the merge of the Kennett Square By-pass. Marker is in this post office area: Kennett Square PA 19348, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Brandywine ( here, next to this marker); State Fencibles of Philadelphia Campsite ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary ( approx. 1.2 miles away); An Engineer's Garden ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Indian Hannah Birthplace ( approx. 1.2 miles away); The Peirce - du Pont House
Battle of Brandywine Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Battle of Brandywine Markers
( approx. 1.3 miles away); Peirce's Park ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Peirce's Woods ( approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennett Square.
 
Also see . . .
1. War Times Journal: The Battle of Brandywine. (Submitted on August 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Battle of Brandywine - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,659 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 15, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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