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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
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
Nathan Hale – Patriot, Spy, and Martyr
Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) graduated with honors from Yale in 1773 at age 18 and became a teacher, first in East Haddam and later in New London.
In 1775, he joined a Connecticut militia and was elected first lieutenant within five months. Five of his brothers fought at … Continue reading