The Wounded at Brandywine
Those wounded at Brandywine were sent to safe locales in the Philadelphia area. Allentown, Easton, Ephrata Cloister, and Bethlehem all received wounded troops. Some Americans wounded at the Battle of Brandywine were taken prisoner by the British. Many of these prisoners of war traveled with the British, while others were so severely wounded that they were left behind in neighborhood houses. The British did not want the wounded to impede their progress.