The Battle of the Brandywine was a decisive victory for the British during the Revolutionary War. Fought in the area near Chadds Ford, PA and the Brandywine River on September 11, 1777, the battle was lost when General Howe outflanked and overwhelmed Washington's forces. Subsequently, the British moved into the revolutionary capital of Philadelphia and occupied it from September 26, 1777 until June 1778. This Google Tour recounts the events and troop movements leading up to the Battle of the Brandywine, from both the British and American perspectives.
Before you play this tour, it is important to make sure that your settings in Google Earth are correct.Click here to expand!
Start up Google Earth, and go to
Tools -> Options
and then click on the Touring tab. You should see the following:
For this tour, make sure that Time Between Features is set to 5 seconds, Wait At Features is set to at least 10 seconds, and "Show balloon when waiting at features" is turned on.
Click here to start the tour!