Battle of Brandywine

Battle of Brandywine - Chadd's Ford

Battle of Brandywine - Chadd's Ford

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Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Brandywine Definition: The Battle of Brandywine was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The year and date that the Battle of Brandywine took place on Thursday, September 11, 1777. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Brandywine was located near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Brandywine ended in victory for the British who were able to drive
George Washington and his troops to Philadelphia. 

Overview and Summary of the Battle of Brandywine
Following the Battle of Princeton there was little fighting, but in the summer of 1777, the British commander Sir William Howe set out to capture Philadelphia. Instead of marching his troops across New Jersey, he placed his army on board ships, and sailed to Chesapeake Bay. As soon as General George Washington learned about the intentions of Sir William he marched his army to Chadd's Ford, where the road from Chesapeake Bay to Philadelphia crossed Brandywine Creek. Sir William Howe moved his troops so it would look as thought they were about to attempt to cross the ford. Meantime he sent Charles Cornwallis with a strong force to cross Brandywine higher up. Battle of Brandywine took place on Thursday, September 11, 1777 at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Charles Cornwallis surprised the right wing of the American army, drove it back, and General George Washington was forced to retreat. Sir William Howe occupied Philadelphia and captured the forts below the city of Philadelphia. George Washington tried to surprise a part of the British army which was posted at Germantown but failed due to accidents and inclement weather including a heavy mist. The American army were forced to retire to Valley Forge, a strong place in the hills that were not far from Philadelphia.

The Importance and Significance of the Battle of Brandywine
Significance of the Battle of Brandywine: The significance of the conflict was that the British seized Philadelphia after their victory at Brandywine Creek which would be followed by another British victory at the Battle of Germantown.

 

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Facts about who fought in the Battle of Brandywine and who were the leaders of the conflict. Facts about where the Battle of Brandywine was fought, the location of the battlefield. Facts and stats about the number of troops involved in the conflict and the numbers of those who were killed, wounded, missing in action or captured. Interesting history and facts about the Battle of Brandywine:

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Name of Conflict:   Battle of Brandywine
 
 
Result of the Battle of Brandywine:   The Battle of Brandywine ended in victory for the British
 
 
Location of Battlefield:   The battlefield was located near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
 
 
Date of the Battle of Brandywine:   Thursday, September 11, 1777
 
 
Combatants:   The British Army and German Hessians fought against the Americans
 
 

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Battle of Brandywine American Colonies   British Forces  
Names of Leaders & Commanders:
 
  General George Washington
Nathanael Greene
Francis Nash
Peter Muhlenberg
Anthony Wayne
  Sir William Howe
Charles Cornwallis
Wilhelm von Knyphausen
James Agnew
William Medows
 
 
Strength of Forces:
 
  14600   15500  
Number of men killed in the Battle of Brandywine:
 
  300   89  
Number of men wounded:
 
  600   488  
Number of men captured:
 
  300   6  

The following picture represents some of the early designs of the American flag. The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield and used as a rallying point for troops.


 

 

American Revolutionary war - The Battle of Brandywine
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), which included the Battle of Brandywine, was the culmination of the political American Revolution, in which many of the American colonists rejected the legitimacy of the British Parliament to govern the 13 colonies without representation.

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