The Battle of Brandywine, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
The battle of Brandywine Creek was held on September 11, 1777, and was not one of General Washington's better battles. He had planned to face British General Howe's troops at Chadds Ford, only to find that they had crossed upriver at a crossing unknown to the American Army.
The result was a route of the American troops. The confusing battle ended mercifully by the onset of nightfall. The American troops retreated to Chester and the British troops under the direction of General Howe went on to take Philadelphia.
I suggest that you visit this site early in the morning in September to get a true sense of the conditions under which the battle was fought. The scene that morning was one of fog and quiet, and this battlefield is very peaceful if visited in the early morning.
The images above were taken on an early morning in September and will give you just some of the scenic beauty of this area.
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