Most Americans know about Washington’s crossing of the Delaware, preparatory to the young Continental Army’s victories at Trenton and Princeton. Lesser known is his crossing of the East River four months before, done under cover of night, allowing his troops to leave their position on Brooklyn Heights where, with their backs to the water, they […]
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On this day in 1776, what would prove to be the largest battle of the Revolutionary War happened just to the east of Brooklyn Heights, which was then the site of the principal encampment of the Continental Army on Long Island. The battle was originally called the Battle of Long Island, as much of it […]
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