The Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-78

Michael C Harris

A fully illustrated account of the Philadelphia campaign.
Date Published :
May 2023
Publisher :
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
B&W illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781636242644
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


The British Army in North America conducted two campaigns in 1777. John Burgoyne led one army south from Canada to seize control of the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor resulting in the battle of Saratoga. Burgoyne’s defeat led to that army’s capture. Rather than assist Burgoyne’s campaign, William Howe led his army from New York City on the Philadelphia campaign. Although Howe captured Philadelphia, the events of 1777 led to the French Alliance and ultimately American victory in American Revolution.

This fully illustrated account of the Philadelphia campaign puts the battles into context and explains the importance of the campaign to the outcome of the war.

About The Author

Michael C. Harris is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and the American Military University. He has worked for the National Park Service in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Fort Mott State Park in New Jersey, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at Brandywine Battlefield. He conducted tours and staff rides of many of the east coast battlefields. Michael is certified in secondary education and currently teaches in the Philadelphia region. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Michelle, and son, Nathanael. He has written two books on the Philadelphia Campaign: Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777, and Germantown: A Military History of the Battle for Philadelphia, October 4, 1777.



The British landing
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of the Clouds
Occupation of Philadelphia
Battle of Germantown
River War
Whitemarsh and the Roads to Valley Forge

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