Battle of Brandywine

The Battle of Brandywine was fought on September 11, 1777 as part of the Philadelphia campaign. The battle raged between the Continental Army under General George Washington and the British army under General William Howe. The American forces numbered 11,000 and the British and Hessian forces were approximately 16,500 men strong. It was a long […]


The Hessians were mercenaries hired by the British during the American Revolutionary War. They quickly distinguished themselves during the New York and New Jersey Campaign in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. They were known for their discipline in battle as well as their brutality during it. They were schooled in European warfare […]