Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Coolest Brandywine Battle Map EVER!
I found this animated map online and it is FANTASTIC. It clearly shows the movements of the British troops crossing Brandywine Creek on fords unknown to Washington.
Both of my historical novels for young readers, The Riddle of Penncroft Farm and A Buss from Lafayette, have sections about the Battle of Brandywine, which was the biggest and longest land battle of the American Revolution.
Below is a screen shot of the beginning of the day, September 11, 1777. Note that I went to Backgrounds and Layers and selected 1777 base, Fords, historic structures, and division labels.
Here is the link to check it out for yourself: http://westernheritagemapping.org//RevWar/Brandywine/BrandywineMotionV402.html