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During the american revolution on Thursday, September 11, 1777. The battle erupted near Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania.
Sir William Howe wanted to capture Philadelphia instead of going across New Jersey he sailed to Chesapeake Bay.
As soon as George Washington heard of this he he marched his army to Chadd's Ford, where Chesapeake Bay to Philadelphia crossed Brandywine Creek.
William Howe moved his troops so it would look that they were about to cross the ford. He also sent Charles Cornwallis with a army to cross Brandywine higher up.
Charles Cornwallis surprised the American army and drove them back George Washington was forced to retreat. William Howe also captured the forts below the city of Philadelphia.
George Washington tried to surprise the British army at Germantown but failed due to accidents and the weather The American army were forced to retire to Valley Forge.
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