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By William H. Benson

Brandywine versus Sept. 11


Two historic events occurred on Sept. 11. The first was at Brandywine Creek, west of Philadelphia, in 1777, and the second was Sept. 11, 2001.

In the first, General George Washington’s ragtag army tried to stop General William Howe’s superior troops from taking Philadelphia, the city where the Second Continental Congress convened.

Washington’s army failed when Howe outflanked Washington and forced American troops to flee the battlefield. The terrified delegates to the Second Continental Congress streamed out of Philadelphia, reconvened at York and Lancaster in Pennsylvania, and on Sep...

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