Saturday, August 27 will be the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first battle of the War of Independence to pit Continental Army regulars under General George Washington against the British Army commanded by General William Howe. The story of the battle is here. The Old Stone House, site of the rear guard action (see image above) by a Maryland regiment that saved Washington’s retreat to Brooklyn Heights, is having a number of events to commemorate the anniversary, beginning this weekend and ending on Sunday, August 28. Most are free. There’s a schedule here.
Image: The Old Stone House