Recent Activities - Germantown

     Germantown was the last major battle of 1777, before General William Howe settled his British and Hessian forces into their winter quarters in Philadelphia, while George Washington took his troops to Valley Forge.  It was at this famous battle where members of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment sought to avenge their fallen comrades from the massacre of Paoli.  But ... as with most of the early war battles, Washington's army didn't fare too well.

     This year we honored one of our fallen dead from this battle, Lieutenant Thomas Lucas, and placed a wreath at his marker in the cemetery located just a few blocks away from the Chew House.

     You would think, however,  that after 225+ years the Continental Army would have figured out that there has never been a successful American attack on the Chew House, as long as it has been under British control.

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The 11th PA fires by section on the enemy

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Reading the names of the Germantown fallen

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Firing a ceremonial salute to the fallen of Germantown

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Charging the Chew House

CLICK HERE to read the Philadelphia Inquirer's article by Michael Schaffer on this event

Learn more about the historic Germantown Area at

Want to visit the site yourself?  CLICK HERE for directions to Cliveden

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