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The Old Barracks’ Fall Lecture Series Featuring Michael Harris and “Brandywine”
September 23 at 12:30 pm
“Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777” by Michael Harris
Saturday, September 23 | 1 PM
Reception at 12:30 PM
WINNER, 2015, American Revolution Round Table of Richmond Book Award Brandywine Creek calmly meanders through the Pennsylvania countryside today, but on September 11, 1777, it served as the scenic backdrop for the largest battle of the American Revolution, one that encompassed more troops over more land than any combat fought on American soil until the Civil War. Long overshadowed by the stunning American victory at Saratoga, the complex British campaign that defeated George Washington’s colonial army and led to the capture of the capital city of Philadelphia was one of the most important military events of the war. Michael C. Harris’s impressive Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777, is the first full-length study of this pivotal engagement in many years.
The Old Barracks is pleased to host lectures and discussions by leading historians and authors on a variety of subjects sponsored by the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey. Lectures are free to attend, and pre-orders for books are encouraged. Please call Marianne Brown at 609-777-3599.
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