12. George Washington and the Philadelphia Campaign 1777

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Thomas J. McGuire

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch12

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

McGuire, T. J. (2012) George Washington and the Philadelphia Campaign 1777, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch12

Author Information

  1. The Philadelphia Campaign, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935

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Keywords:

  • Washington and the Philadelphia Campaign, 1777;
  • Campaign, a difficult period in Washington's career;
  • disasters, major battles and minor loss;
  • US military, and hard-learned experience;
  • building the Grand Army;
  • Trenton and Princeton Campaign, decisive impact;
  • Washington's intelligence, unusually good;
  • Virginians at Brandywine, lack of reconnaissance in defeat;
  • Philadelphia's fall, Washington's perseverance in the face of defeat;
  • Germantown, Washington's plans of the war

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Building the Grand Army: Winter and Spring, 1777

  • Opening the Campaign: The June Maneuvers in New Jersey

  • The Voyage to the Delaware Valley

  • The Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777

  • Mud, Blood, and Bayonets: The Fall of Philadelphia

  • Washington's Offensive: The Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777

  • Mud, Blood, and Frost: The River Battles; Whitemarsh to Valley Forge

  • List of Further Readings