Charge of the Lances

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Charge of the Lances

This tree lives in the area of Chadds Ford that saw intense fighting during the 1777 Battle of the Brandywine. It embodies the ferocity of the soldiers armed with lances and bayonets. The lower face is screaming while advancing with his lance/bayonet/branch. The upper image is the energy of a war goddess overseeing the action.

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The most feared soldiers on the British side, during the 1777 Battle of the Brandywine, were the Grenadiers and the Hessians. The Grenadiers were fierce fighters – all tall, wearing tall bearskin helmets and carrying long rifles with bayonets attached. The Hessians were soldiers for hire and many carried lances. The nature beings in the Chadds Ford area of Pennsylvania set out to harmonize the violence of this battle by surrounding the energy of the British invaders with various types of controls. Here they have surmounted the grenadier image with a war goddess, whose job it always is to have her charge fight nobly but fiercely. It is one type of control.

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