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April 25, 2020  

George Washington and the Revolutionary War Comes to Delaware

April 25, 2020

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In this podcast Nathan Field interviews local historian Bill Knightly about the momentous military events that took place in Northern Delaware in the summer and fall of 1777. 

Some Topics Discussed: 

2:00  -  How Wilmingtonians react to new taxes imposed by Parliament 

8:55  -  When fighting breaks out, which side(s) are Delawareans supporting? 

12:28 - The 30,000 foot military picture as of mid-1777

16:38 - The Continental Army sets up shop in Wilmington 

21:00 - Mr. Broom of Broom St fame's critical assistance to George Washington

23:34 - Legendary figures from American History that were here in Wilmington

26:48 - The 2-minute history of the Battle of Brandywine

31:20 - Analyzing Washington's written orders and maps as a retired Army Infantry Colonel

36:10 – The British occupy Wilmington and kidnap Delaware's governor in Quaker Hill 

51:00 - Battlefield sites people can still see today