The Philadelphia Campaign Vol. 1: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia – by Thomas McGuire
The Philadelphia Campaign Vol. 1: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia
In the winter of 1777, after the victories at Trenton and Princeton, George Washington painstakingly rebuilt the Continental Army. Thefollowing spring, all eyes turned to the British commander-in-chief, Sir William Howe, to see when and where he would resume the driveon the rebel capital. Numerous skirmishes and maneuvers led to Pennsylvania. The two main armies finally clashed in the bloodyBattle of Brandywine, where Howe inflicted a serious defeat on Washington. Rallying his forces, Washington resumed his defense ofPhiladelphia, only to be thwarted again at the Schuylkill and Paoli. Congress fled the capital as the British Army approached, and thecampaign to win the hearts and minds of the American people raged in full fury as the two armies marched through the region.
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