Category Archive: American Battles

This Day In U.S. History November 23, 1780 – Connecticut Patriots conduct a daring raid and capture a British fort on Long Island

    I beg of you to accept my thanks for your judicious planning and spirited execution of this business and that you will offer them to officers and men who shared the honors of the Enterprise with you. George Washington   This Day In U.S. History November 21-23, 1780 – Life, Liberty and the …

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This Day In U.S. History November 20, 1776 – Patriot Fort Lee falls to British and Hessian forces igniting the inspiration for “These are the times that try men’s souls”

    “These are the times that try men’s souls”   1776 – In the second year of the American Revolution, Patriot Fort Lee on the banks of the Hudson River, New Jersey falls to an invasion of British and Hessian Forces. The defeated and ragged Continental Army falls into a hasty retreat across the …

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This Day In U.S. History November 16, 1776 – Patriot Ft. Washington Falls & An American Heroine Is Born Of The Conflict

    This Day In U.S. History November 16, 1776 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: An overwhelming force led by Hessian Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen and a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries and 5,000 Redcoats lay siege to Fort Washington at the northern end and highest …

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