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.
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- American War of Independence