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Definition: Second battle between British and Americans in and around Philadelphia. The British had won the Battle of Brandywine and had occupied Philadelphia. They then camped at Germantown, a city nearby. On October 4, 1777, American Generals George Washington and Nathanael Greene marched on Germantown from different directions. The resulting battle caused the British to fall back, but American attempts to finish off a bunch of Redcoats hiding in a house resulted in more American casualties than British. Still, the battle was an American victory of sorts.

Related Resources:
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.

Germanton Battle Map (large)

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on the Battle of Germantown
Some tactical information on the battle and how it played out.

The Revolutionary War: Causes and Major Battles
This site has it all!

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