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This Day In U.S. History October 28, 1776 – Washington’s Fledgling Army Defeated At Battle Of White Plains, NY

  This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness, The American Revolution: Early in the American Revolution George Washington’s Continental Army is compelled to retreat north of New York City after losing various engagements. On this day the Continental Army again faces defeat at the Battle of …

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This Day In U.S. History October 22, 1777 – The Battle of Red Bank, Fort Mercer, New Jersy – Attempted Revenge For Trenton Results In Hessian Humiliation

  1777 – Early in the Revolution in a chain of failed battles against the British, the American Patriots this day win a battle against a superior German Hessian force at Fort Mercer along the banks of the Delaware River, New Jersey. With support from six British man-of-war in the river the fort is attacked …

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