Friday, July 13, 2012

Animated Maps and Video of the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign

Sean Moir is a specialist in Historical and GIS mapping. I had the pleasure of meeting Sean when he gave a presentation at The Hale – Byrnes House in Stanton. During that animated presentation Sean’s focus was on the Continental and British Armies Troop movements here in The Lower Red Clay Valley, Coochs Bridge and Chadds Ford during the Philadelphia Campaign in late summer and early fall of 1777.
In the video link below, Sean expands his presentation to include more of the Philadelphia Campaign as the British travel up the Chesapeake to Elkton, skirmish at Coochs Bridge, march through Delaware and Chester County on their way to occupy Philadelphia. Included are The Battle of Brandywine and The Paoli Massacre. At approximately the twelve minute mark of the video Sean shows the Campaign activity here in Delaware showing troop locations in the Stanton area along the Red Clay Creek, Newport and the skirmish at Coochs Bridge in Newark.
I would like to thank Sean for his GIS experience and Historic research. This presentation gives a better understanding of an important chapter in our nations history.

The link below takes you to Sean's web site that has animated maps of both the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle at Paoli

  There is also a link to Sean's web site in the links column on the left hand side of this page.