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