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Presenter: Wade P. Catts
Almost 250 years ago, prior to the Battle of Brandywine, the American and British armies maneuvered across a landscape familiar to many Delawareans and Pennsylvanians. Today a suburban and rural landscape, in the days before the battle, this portion of New Castle County and neighboring Chester County was a landscape of conflict – a militarized landscape. This illustrated presentation will focus on the movements of both armies from the early morning hours of September 9 to the dawn of September 11, 1777, the day of the battle. Using new information uncovered by a recent study funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program, historical archaeologist Wade P. Catts will explore the movements made by both the American and British forces to see which army would eventually triumph in what would be the largest battle of the American Revolution.