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    South East Pennsylvania Revolutionary war sites

    I wish I could go check these sites, but if I can't, I hope someone can.

    I was looking for civil war railroad maps and I stumbled across this "Reconnaissance map" that is truly fascinating! It shows numerous emplacments and batterys that are on private land. Most interesting to me was the location marked: "Point where British crossed, in force, by temporary bridge of trees and rails"

    I believe that this location is here:

    39°52'19.3"N 75°35'46.9"W

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/39...963524!5m1!1e4
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    I think this area would pour out revolutionary war artifacts!


    The original map:
    https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3822b....3,0.755,0.38,0
    amateur rusty nail & pulltab archeologist

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    That's cool! I wish I was closer to PA, would be interesting to check out.
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    Good hunting and good luck.
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    papa

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    Great idea. SomeoClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	1618237ne beat you to it. On the east side of Brandywine Creek, is a museum and conservancy center. Directly across the creek is an old railroad station converted to a small mall and business center. The surrounding acreage is posted. Google Earth.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Sep 2018
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    I go right through there once a month for my job will be heading that way in next couple of days gonna check it out always have a detector with me when I know I am going certain places

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    yep sadly they will let museums and other businesses tear it up.
    but swing a detector and the will arrest you

    Good Luck with the surrounding Neighbors.
    Most have been asked a Hundred times too many by now
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    I dug the battlefield many times back in the 80's. I'm an old cat. While there are still a few farms and private properties in the area, they are in the peripheral areas of the used areas. I had permission for three places. First place found nothing, it had already been hit. 2nd place was a new then development and I found a piece of lead. Third place was more productive and found a lot of artifacts. It is now under houses. These days my digging buddies and I are hitting colonial homes that haven't stood for over 150 years and are doing well that way. The soil at the Brandywine eats pewter, so finding a regimental button is probably not going to happen.
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    Dennis

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    They have been moving a lot of dirt down that way lately a long stretch of the road being revamped and seemed to look like new roads on/off ramps it was nighttime kinda hard to tell

 

 

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