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Definition: Battle fought on September 11, 1777, when American troops under General George Washington tried to stop British troops under Generals William Howe and Charles Cornwallis from reaching Philadelphia, the temporary American capital. Howe's 18,000 British troops were more than enough for the 11,000 Americans, who backtracked to Chester, leaving Philadelphia dangerously exposed. The British occupied the capital and then pressed on to Germantown.

On This Site:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Brandywine Battle Map (large)

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Battles of Brandywine and Germantown
Students just like you wrote this report of the two battles near Philadelphia.

Letters from the Front
Students just like you wrote these letters as if they were soldiers in the Continental Army.

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