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

Battle of Brandywine

Sept. 11, 1777

 
 
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By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
1. Battle of Brandywine Marker
Inscription. The British attack on the American right wing began here late in the afternoon. After heavy fighting, the defense line which Sullivan formed hastily near Birmingham Meeting House was forced to retreat to Dilworthtown, 2 miles SE. Reinforcements from Chadds Ford delayed the British as Sullivan's men fell back.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 54.614′ N, 75° 35.892′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of W Street Road (State Highway 926) and South Birmingham Road, on the right when traveling west on W Street Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Peace Garden at Birmingham (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Friends School at Birmingham Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birmingham Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); On This Native Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Those Who Fell
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By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
2. Battle of Brandywine Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); First Defense Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birmingham Hill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Brandywine (British Attack) - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
3. Battle of Brandywine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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