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October 4, 1777: Battle of Germantown; the patriots fail to retake their capitol, Philadelphia

At the Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777, British forces in Pennsylvania defeated the American Continental Army under General George Washington (1732-99). After capturing Philadelphia in September 1777, British … Continue reading

September 19, 1777: Battle of Freeman’s Farm

This was the first of two battles leading to the British surrender at Saratoga. General Burgoyne having reached the Hudson River from Canada, was now facing an American army at … Continue reading

September 11, 1777: Battle of Brandywine

General Sir William Howe and General Charles Cornwallis launched an attack on General George Washington at Brandywine Creek near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Cornwallis and Howe each had 9,000 British troops, … Continue reading