“General Washington, being determined to stop his progress towards Philadelphia, posted a body of militia at Ironhill an eminence about three miles from General Howe’s out posts. He also posted three brigades of Virginians with 6 field pieces at Christian Creek about 8 miles from Wilmington, from each of which they detached a party of 100 light armed men...”
Sergeant William Grant, 8th Virginia Regiment
|The 17th Light Dragoons reenforced by the 43d Regiment of Foot|
|Photos Courtesy of 2d Virginia Regiment|
To commemorate the 235th anniversary of the Philadelphia Campaign, the 2d Virginia Regiment host a Revolutionary War living history event at Brandywine Creek State Park on September 15-16, 2012.