The Battle of Brandywine
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The Battle of Brandywine:
Part 1 of 10
The British
Many of the 15,000 British troops spent the night in Kennett Square
— population 2,000 — unwinding and carousing, while a battle
General Howes flanking strategy was devised two days earlier:
While General Knyphausen attacked at Chadds Ford, as
Washington expected, Cornwallis would stealthily move north, cross
the Brandywine, and flank Washingtons right. [Map and a fuller
The Americans…
By the night of September
10th, the American troops were
extended along a six-mile line
covering the east side of the
Brandywine Creek. Washington
knew that the British army
would have to ford the
Brandywine if they were to get
to their target — Philadelphia.
He discounted the possibility of
being flanked, assuming that
Howe would rely upon his his
greater troop strength and
superior artillery to press a direct attack.
Washington believed that the British would have to ford the

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