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Brandywine Creek Presentation

The Regimental Room in the Wardrobe on 11th October was the scene for a presentation of memorabilia relating to the Battles of Brandywine Creek and Paoli.

The items were presented by Lieutenant Colonel James Glass US Army (Retired) and received on behalf of the museum by Major General Derek Crabtree CB. The image shows Lt Col Glass presenting a copy of the painting by Howard Pyle, 'The Nation Makers', which depicts a line of Yankee militia to counter the attack of Royal forces. The original hangs in the museum at Brandywine.

Other items presented by Lt Col Glass included a replica of an American Light Horse officer's sword, three grapeshot from the period, an original hand engraved 1837 battle map of Brandywine and three replica flags; General Washington's personal flag, the 'Betsy Ross' flag and the Brandywine flag, the latter a gift from the Brandywine Battlefield Museum at Chad's Ford.

Several regimental officers were present for the ceremony which was sealed by sampling a specially labelled Brandywine Commemorative Cru red wine bottled at Brandywine. After a tour of the museum Lt Col Glass was escorted to a local hostelry for lunch.