This year is the 240th Anniversary of The Philadelphia Campaign–that part of the Revolutionary War that began on September 11, 1777 with the Battle of Brandywine and ended on June 19, 1778 with the Continental Army’s march out of Valley Forge. I cover The Philadelphia Campaign in my novel, Becoming Valley Forge.
Many historical societies and commemorative organizations have held major reenactments this year, with some 800 reenactors of the Battle of Brandywine in September to a few hundred at the Battle of Paoli in late September, where I took the pictures at the bottom of this post.
One of the largest, annual reenactments is taking place on Saturday, October 7 when hundreds of reenactors will converge on Germantown in Philadelphia to reenact The Battle of Germantown at the Revolutionary Germantown Festival on the grounds of The Cliveden House, Germantown Avenue and Cliveden Streets, Philadelphia, 10am – 4pm. Battle reenactments will occur at 12 noon and 3 pm. You owe it to yourself to see this reenactment or any number of reenactments that will occur this year.
To read more about The Philadelphia Campaign and how it impacted the ordinary residents of The Philadelphia area when the war came to their back yard, check out my novel, Becoming Valley Forge, on Amazon or at my publisher website, The Elevator Group.