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Battle of Germantown
Battle of Germantown Definition: The Battle of Germantown 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 Germantown took place on Saturday, October 04, 1777. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Germantown was located in Germantown, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Germantown ended in victory for the British.
Overview and Summary of the Battle of Germantown
After defeating the Continental Army at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11 Sir William Howe outmanoeuvred George Washington and seized Philadelphia. General Howe set up his headquarters and 9,000 troop garrison at Germantown, in the northwest section of the city of Philadelphia. The Battle of Germantown took place on Saturday, October 04, 1777 when George Washington directed the simultaneous advance, under cover of darkness, of four different units of American troops. The four columns of American soldiers were to converge near General William Howe's headquarters and catch the British by surprise. The American advance started well in the early morning with some of the the British retreating. However the advance faltered when one of the four American columns lost its bearings in a dense fog and thick smoke. Bad luck dogged the other columns who failed to coordinate effectively. The Continental Army launched furious assaults against Cliveden, the stone house of Chief Justice Chew, but the greatly outnumbered defenders beat them back, inflicting heavy casualties. 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 Germantown
Significance of the Battle of Germantown: The significance of the conflict was that the British seized Philadelphia after the victories at the Battle of Brandywine Creek and the battle of Germantown. Despite the defeat at Germantown it still boosted American morale and self-confidence as they believed the defeat was the result of bad luck, not bad tactics.
Facts about the Battle of Germantown
Facts about who fought in the Battle of Germantown and who were the leaders of the conflict. Facts about where the Battle of Germantown 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 Germantown:
|Fast Facts about the Battle of Germantown|
|Name of Conflict:|| ||Battle of Germantown|
|Result of the Battle of Germantown:|| ||The Battle of Germantown ended in victory for the British|
|Location of Battlefield:|| ||The battlefield was located in Germantown, Pennsylvania|
|Date of the Battle of Germantown:|| ||Saturday, October 04, 1777|
|Combatants:|| ||The British Army and and German Hessians fought against the Americans|
|Battle of Germantown||American Colonies|| ||British Forces|| |
|Names of Leaders & Commanders:|
| ||George Washington|
| ||Lord Charles Cornwallis|
Sir William Howe
Wilhelm von Knyphausen
|Strength of Forces:|
| ||11000|| ||9000|| |
|Number of men killed in the Battle of Germantown:|
| ||152|| ||71|| |
|Number of men wounded:|
| ||521|| ||444|| |
|Number of men captured:|
| ||438|| ||14|| |
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