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MAY 17, 1777: BATTLE OF THOMAS CREEK, FLORIDA


The Battle was fought in the vicinity of the Nassau River bridge. It was Florida’s only real battle during the Revolution, however there were some other raids & skirmishes. This was the southernmost battle of the War. The British had been raiding into Georgia from Florida, which was under British control, and so the Patriots marched into Florida in 1777. … Continue reading


BATTLES OF TRENTON AND PRINCETON


The Battle of Trenton, New Jersey was one of the turning points of the American Revolutionary War. Having lost New York to the British at the Battle of Long Island in the summer of August 1776. British forces under General William Howe had been driving the Continental Army south out of New York. On November 16 the British overran Fort … Continue reading


THE BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS, WHITE PLAINS AND FORT WASHINGTON


After losing the Battle of Long Island on August 27, General Washington and his army of 9,000 troops escaped on the night of August 29–30 to Manhattan. General Howe followed up with a landing on Manhattan on September 15, but his advance was checked the next day at Harlem Heights. The action took place in what is now Morningside Heights. … Continue reading


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