Battle of Germantown
Dedicated: Saturday, October 05, 1996
County: Philadelphia
Marker Type: City
GIS Coordinates: 40.04644-75.18242

Location: 6401 Germantown Ave. at Clivedon, Germantown, Philadelphia

Marker Text: The Battle of Germantown occurred at Cliveden, the country home of Pa. Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, on Oct. 4, 1777. A British regiment occupied Cliveden and defended it from full assault by the colonials. Over 70 soldiers died on these grounds. Although it was an American defeat, Washington's bold strategy helped to win French aid for the cause of independence.

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