London: The London Chronicle, 1777. 1st Edition. Very Good. Item #900121
1777 Revolutionary War newspaper with an inside-page long and detailed headline report on the Battle of Germantown, now part of Philadelphia.
The report is George Washington's offical report to the Continental Congress and recounts the near American victory, specifically mentioning the Chew House, where British snipers held the Americans at bay long enough to keep the Americans from routing the British troops.
"They retreated a considerable distance, having previously thrown a party into Mr. Chew's house, who were in a situation not to be easily forced, and had it in there power, from the windows, to give is no small annoyance, and in a great measure to obstruct our advance." - Washington.
This original Revolutionary War artidact is perfect for framing and display. This newspaper is 8 pages complete, measures 11.5" X 8.25" and would make a fine centerpiece to any quality George Washington or Revolutionary War collection.