(1736–1809) Revolutionary army officer, born in Albany, New York. In the Revolutionary War, Brodhead served at the siege of Boston (1775), the battles of New York (1776), Brandywine (1777), and Germantown (1777), and wintered at Valley Forge (1777–78) with George Washington. He was sent by Washington to Fort Pitt and appointed commander of the Western Department.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.