Howe occupies Philadelphia (37 words)

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On the 26th of September, 1777 General Sir William Howe (10th August, 1729 - 12th July, 1814) captured the revolutionary capital Philadelphia, following the British victory at the Battle of Brandywine. The British Army would occupy the city until June 1778.

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