|View near Battle hill I believe|
I won't describe the entire battle of the Brandywine which can be found here other then to say it was one of the largest battles of the American Revolution and a serious defeat for Washington's army losing them the capital which normally spells defeat for a nation, but to Washington's credit he kept the army together to fight another day.
I had a chance to visit the Brandywine battlefield museum, but I have no pictures as you not allowed to take any. I always thought it might be hot wearing hunting shirts, but in truth the linen is quite thin so probably no problem in the heat, but the wool coats would no doubt be pretty darn hot for those unfortunate enough to have to wear one. The muskets themselves are very large and by the look quite cumbersome to have use and carry.
The battlefield is very large and requires some time to traverse and gives you a real appreciation of the effort it took by the men involved to march around to both do an outflanking march and to counter it in full gear in the heat and then fight a battle.
The grounds are very lush and green albeit I've been advised the undergrowth wasn't near as heavy in the time of the battle which would have made traversing woods a bit easier then today. The creek isn't very deep, but they would need to use the forded areas to get across safely without having to swim which would be hard to do in gear.
I had a lot of fun and highly recommend visiting the grounds if you get a chance.:-)
|Stone marking Washington's Headquaters|
|Front of Washington's Headquarters|
|Rear of Washington's Headquarters|
|Front of Lafayette's Headquarters|
|Rear of Lafayette's Headquarters|
|Center of Battle Hill near Birmingham meeting house|
|Left of Battle Hill|
|Right of Battle Hill|
|One of the fords of Branywine creek|
|Looking towards a ford of Brandywine creek|