On August 22nd the battle of Brooklyn or the battle of long island was one of the more major battles that happened during the revolutionary war. The Continental soldiers where lead by George Washington and the British by Genral Howe
After the battle was over the British captured New York as a reward for beating the Continental . That what they thought winning was. And for the Continental army they retreaded to the Delaware river.
A month later on October 28 the British started moving towards New Jersey after the capture of New York. As for the Continental they started merging back towards Manhattan after the Their lose.