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April 25, 2020  

George Washington and the Revolutionary War Comes to Delaware

April 25, 2020



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