Mark your calendars! On September 16 and 17, 2017, Birmingham Township will host a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the largest land battle of the American Revolution: The Battle of Brandywine.
On September 11, 1777, the peaceful tranquility of the Chester County countryside was shattered by the sounds of heavy musket and artillery fire at Sandy Hollow (now located at New and Birmingham Roads in Birmingham Township). With an estimated 26,000 soldiers fighting that day, the Battle of Brandywine was the largest land engagement of the American Revolution.
The Township’s September re-enactment event will be held at Sandy Hollow and will include hundreds of soldiers; troops on horseback; muskets, rifles and sidearms; cannon fire; authentic encampments, with tents and campfires; and military inspections. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to learn about the Battle from historical experts and authors; hear fife and drum corps and other 18th century music; visit campsites to see how the soldiers lived; and much more!
For additional information on the September 16 and 17 re-enactment, click on the link below.