September 11, 1777Major General John Sullivan sent a message to George Washington, stating that reports of a British attempt to cross the Brandywine north of the Continental Army were false. Sullivan met "Major Joseph Spear of the Militia who came (last night) This morning from a Tavern called Martin's on the forks of the Brandywine." Spear rode from Martin's Tavern to what is today Longwood Gardens without spotting the roughly 9,000 British who would soon pass to the south of Marshallton. This mistaken report led Washington to recall orders that may have changed the course of the battle.
|Placed By||Friends of Martins Tavern|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 441803 N 4422405|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94978333, -75.68128333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.987', W 75° 40.877'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 59.22" N, 75° 40' 52.62" W|
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|Area Code(s)||610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 550-598 Northbrook Rd, West Chester PA 19382, US|
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