Revolutionary War-Northern Campaign-Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania

1777. October 4. After defeating the Continental Army at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11th, and the Battle of Paoli on September 20th, General Howe out-maneuvered General Washington, seizing Philadelphia, the capital of the United States (September 26). Howe left a garrison of some 3,000 troops in Philadelphia, while moving the bulk of his force to Germantown, then an outlying community to the city. Learning of Howe’s division of troops, General Washington was determined to engage the British. His plan called for four separate…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

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