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Battle of Monmouth


Old Monmouth Courthouse: Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey) on 28th June 1778

Old Monmouth Courthouse: Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey) on 28th June 1778

British and German troops against the American Continental Army and Colonial Militia. Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, Major-General Lord Cornwallis and Major-General Knyphausen commanding the British and German army against General George Washington and Major-General Charles Lee … Continue reading


The British in Philadelphia.


On June 18, 1778, after almost nine months of occupation, 15,000 British troops under General Sir Henry Clinton evacuated Philadelphia, the former U.S. capital. The British had captured Philadelphia on September 26, 1777, following General George Washington’s defeats at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. British General William Howe had made Philadelphia, the seat of the Continental Congress, the focus … Continue reading


Winter at Valley Forge


The winter of 1777-1778 may have been the low point of the Revolutionary War for George Washington and the Continental Army. After the Battles of Brandywine (September 11, 1777) and Germantown (October 4, 1777), the British Army occupied the American capital, Philadelphia, Congress was on the run, and the Army was in shambles. Valley Forge was where the American Continental … Continue reading


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