Battles of the American Revolution

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  • The Battle of Brooklyn took place on August 27, 1776, in southern Long Island, New York. This area is now called Brooklyn. The primary commander for the British was General William Howe and for the Americans, it was General George Washington.
  • After the colonists had declared their independence, the British wanted control again. The British were then the British were able to capture a crucial port and city of New York. The colonists had suffered 1,000 casualties while the British, only 400.
  • After the Battle of Brooklyn, the Battle of the White Plains had occurred. It was on Monday, October 28, 1776. A little while after the Battle of Brooklyn. It happened near major cities like Newark and Jersey Cit.
  • The British then started campaigning for New York and New Jersey. After being defeated, Washington needed victory, so they decided to sneak attack the British. Then, the British marched into New York and gained more successes through American garrisons.
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