Day by Day

Monday, September 11, 2006

229 years ago today...

...The Battle of Brandywine, 11 September 1777.

As dawn broke on the morning of September 11th, Sir William Howe was in the process of dividing his army. At six o'clock, Knyphausen marched with 6,800 men along the Nottingham Road directly toward Chad's Ford. His mission was to engage Washington's attention while Howe marched at five o'clock with 8,200 men northeast from Kennett Square up the Great Valley Road, turned east across the Brandywine at Trimble's and Jeffries' fords, and then proceeded south around the American right flank. A dense fog cover initially shielded Howe's march, and locals kept him well informed of his route.
"locals kept him well informed of his route"

Some people didn't want to be freed from the tyranny that shackled them.

The more things change...

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