Excerpt from The Camp by Schuylkill Falls: A Paper Read Before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, January 11, 1892
Let us, then, fill in this corner, cover the canvas, and tell the story.
In the Itinerary of General Washington for the year 1777 (penna. Mag., Vol... . XIV), I stated, on the authority of Colonel Pickering, adjutant-general,l that the main Conti neutal army encamped the first week of August and for two days in September, before and after the battle of Brandy wine, between Germantown and the Schuylkill River, near the Falls of Schuylkill, five miles from Philadelphia; but was not able to designate with any certainty the ground occupied.
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