The Hazardous Tales of the Battle of Monmouth

The Hazardous Tales of the Battle of Monmouth

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By: Ruby Garff

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  • C'est magnifique!
  • General Lee you will lead the advance brigade,
  • No, this will never work
  • Then Lafayette will lead.
  • The British must be even hotter in their red coats!
  • I feel like i'm in an oven!
  • Onward to Monmouth Court House!
  • Why   of course   General Lee! The brigade is yours!
  • I changed my mind, I would like to lead the Advance Brigade!
  • The British are leaving Philadelphia, loaded withs supplies. George Washington has larger troop numbers as well. He decides to lead a sneak attack, with the advance brigade leading. Charles less doesn't like the idea. 
  • The baggage train has already left! We must attack now!
  • The advance brigrade travels to Monmouth in the severe heat, George Washington warns Lafayette of the conditions and advises him to take it slow.
  • Soldier, what are you doing?
  • A ret
  • A retreat was ordered by General Lee, Sir
  • Charles Lee changes his mind about leading the brigade and convinces Lafayette that his "honor and fortune" are in Lafayette's hands. The Advance Brigade is now led by Charles Lee.
  • The brigade leaves late from camp and rushes into battle. Charles Lee is grossly unprepared
  • NO!... I MEAN YES!
  • Charles Lee ordered a retreat, which George Washington was outraged over. Lafayette took the lead again.
  • Already fighting, sir.
  • The battle of Monmouth was the longest in the Revolutionary War. Men died from the heat, and in the end the battle was a draw with 365 wounded or killed American Soldiers and 358 British.
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