American Revolution Podcast

ARP163 Germantown

August 23, 2020

On October 4, 1777 the Continental Army attacks the main British Army at Germantown, several days after the British occupied Philadelphia.

General Washington attempts a complex four pronged assault on the British camp.  The attack falls part as units get lost in the heavy fog and the attackers turn their focus on taking a stone house on the edge of the battlefield.

This gives British forces time to rally and chase the Americans from the field.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Harris, Michael C. Germantown: A Military History of the Battle for Philadelphia, October 4, 1777, Savas Beatie, 2020.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Lambdin, Alfred C. “Battle of Germantown.” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 1, no. 4, 1877, pp. 368–403. JSTOR,




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