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Battle of Germantown Monument

 
 
Battle of Germantown	 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Battle of Germantown Marker
Inscription.
Washington
to the President
of Congress
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Upon the whole it may be said that the day was unfortunate rather than injurious. We sustained no material loss +++++ The enemy are nothing the better by the event & our troops, who are not in the least dispirited by it, have gained what all young troops gain by being in actions.
From Camp near Pennypacker’s Mills 5th October 1777

[ Rear of Monument : ]
Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in commemoration of the Battle of Germantown, fought October 4th, 1777

 
Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 40° 2.175′ N, 75° 10.554′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Germantown Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Vernon Park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landing of the German Colonists (within shouting distance of this marker); Delplaine House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Market Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Monument at Germantown
Battle of Germantown	 Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Battle of Germantown Rear Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Reformed Church of Germantown (approx. ¼ mile away); The Germantown White House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Public School of Germantown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the rear marker on the monument contains a map showing the positions of British before the battle and times of advance of American troops.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Closeup of Battle Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Closeup of Battle Map
Battle of Germantown	 Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
4. Battle of Germantown Monument
Battle of Germantown	 Monument (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
5. Battle of Germantown Monument (Rear View)
Monument in Vernon Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
6. Monument in Vernon Park
Battle of Germantown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
7. Battle of Germantown
British and American troops clash at the Chew Mansion during the Battle of Germantown reenactment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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