Historical Events in September 1777

  • Sep 3 Flag of the United States flown in battle for the 1st time at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, a skirmish during American Revolutionary War
  • Sep 11 Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
  • Sep 19 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
  • Sep 20 Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the "Paoli Massacre."
  • Sep 25 British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
  • Sep 27 British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution
  • Sep 30 Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance