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Battlefield Topography: An analysis of Lt. General Ewald’s first hand account of his observations of the action on Washington’s right flank at the Battle of Brandywine - An ethnographic view of command decision on an eighteenth century battlefield

Author(s): Kevin-Michael Donaghy

Year: 2014

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Lt. General Johann von Ewald (20 March 1744 ‘ 25 June 1813) the Hesse-Kassel officer and his diary of his encounter with American Continental forces at the Battle of Brandywine is the topic of discussion. Comparative analysis of Ewald’s and other primary sources of the actions on the right flank of Washington’s army posted along the Brandywine River in Chester County , Pennsylvania will be examined using GIS technologies in an effort to replicate the possible positions of the American Divisions or Sullivan, Stephens, and Stirling on that fateful day, September 11, 1777 Kevin-Michael Donaghy, Temple University


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Battlefield Topography: An analysis of Lt. General Ewald’s first hand account of his observations of the action on Washington’s right flank at the Battle of Brandywine - An ethnographic view of command decision on an eighteenth century battlefield. Kevin-Michael Donaghy. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437027)


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PaperId(s): SYM-48,03

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America