"Lafayette, Battle of Brandywine"

Delaware Oil on panel, 12" x 8" Sept. 11, 1777 - Under Gen. Howe, British forces launched a surprise bombardment on the Revolutionary Army. In a hasty attempt to counter, the American's improvised line of defense wavered. Lafayette rallied the men in a desperate fight, until he was shot in the leg and led the retreat. So fierce was the fighting that Philadelphians could hear guns 25 miles away. In the end, British troops took the battlefield but they had not destroyed Washington's army.