The Battle of Brooklyn was fought on August 27, 1776. The British had 20,000 troops and the Americans had 10,000 troops. A group called the Maryland 400 consisted of about 270 troops, and charged a numerically superior British force during the battle. There were many casualties but George Washington successfully evacuated the bulk of his troops in Manhattan.
Native Americans in War
During Winter at Valley Forge, George Washington was the commander of the Continential army. His wife, Martha Washington brought food to the soilders. The winters were rough and they faced harsh winds. They struggled with supplies and disease spread.
Africans in War
The French helped the Americans in this battle. Cornwallis had his troops stationed at Yorktown, and Washington tried to seize the land with the help of the French. The battle faced the York River which leads to the Atlantic Ocean.
Women in War
Some Native tribes chose to ally with the British because they needed trade goods. The British promised that if they won, they wound protect native territory. The picture depicts Brant convincing The Iroquois tribe to support British.
Depicted in the picture above are African Patriots remaining in servitude to their masters after war. Most black soilders were put into existing forces and military units.
One job for women in war was fundraising. Esther Reed was a devoted daughter of Liberty. She formed the "Philadelphia Ladies Association". She contributed military supplies.