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

First Defense Line

American Army

 
 
First Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. First Defense Line Marker
Inscription.
To mark the site
of the first line of defense of the
American Army
at the
Battle of the Brandywine
11 September 1777

 
Erected 1922 by Pennsylvania Society of The Sons of the Revolution.
 
Location. 39° 54.339′ N, 75° 35.653′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on S. Birmingham Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Birmingham Meeting House. 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. On This Native Stone (a few steps from this marker); The Peace Garden at Birmingham (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); In Memory of Those Who Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Birmingham Hill (about 700 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 West Chester.
 
Related markers.
First Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
2. First Defense Line Marker
A later view of the marker following some clean-up.
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Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
First Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2014
3. First Defense Line Marker
Birmingham Cemetery Wall with several markers visible. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
4. Birmingham Cemetery Wall with several markers visible.
First Defense Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
5. First Defense Line
The American line ran across what is today the Birmingham Road.
Battle of Brandywine image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2014
6. Battle of Brandywine
The battle is reenacted in nearby Sandy Hollow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on March 30, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 30, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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