Pa. author of new book on 1777 battle to give talk in NY

    The author of a new book on the largest battle of the Revolutionary War is giving a talk at the upstate New York site of one of the conflict’s most significant clashes.

    Michael C. Harris will discuss his book during an hour-long presentation beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the visitors’ center at Saratoga National Historic Park, scene of the Battles of Saratoga fought in September and October 1777.

    Long overshadowed by the American victory at Saratoga, the Battle of Brandywine was fought on Sept. 11, 1777, outside Philadelphia. The British won the battle, which involved about 15,000 troops on each side. Two weeks later, the redcoats marched into Philadelphia.

    Harris teaches in the Philadelphia area. His book is titled “Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777.”

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