On the 11th of September, 1777 British troops led by General Sir William Howe (10th August, 1729 - 12th July, 1814), defeated the American Continental Army at the Battle of Brandywine. The battle left the revolutionary capital Philadelphia open to the British, who captured it on the 26th of September, 1777 and occupied it until June 1778.
Howe defeats Greene and Americans at Brandywine (52 words)
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