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SS Storyboard Springfield Battle NJ

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  • There are barely any supplies left. 
  • Fall back... Retreat!!
  • Washington's army was low on supplies, and the British tried to invade NJ on June 23, 1780. However, George Washington had left before they had gotten attacked, leaving General Greene in the vicinity with Col. Angell.
  • His army put up a stand at the Rahway River vicinity and Angell and his men fought 5 times their numbers to a standstill.
  • Fall back... We have been defeated!
  • The American Forces were slowly being pushed back to the second bridge over Van Wrinkle's Brook on Morris Avenue.
  • During the heat of battle, the British had resorted to burning and looting.
  • After setting fire to Springfield, they retreated to the shore, and crossed over in haste from Elizabethtown Point to Staten Island.
  • The Battle of Springfield became known as the "forgotten victory."
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