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Battle of Brandywine

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Brandywine, Battle of, British victory in the American Revolutionary War. On Sept. 11, 1777, at Brandywine Creek, Pa., Gen. William Howe's 15,000 British troops surprised the right flank of Washington's 11,000 men protecting Philadelphia. Washington retreated to Germantown, and Howe went on to take Philadelphia.

See also: Revolutionary War in America.

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