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American Revolutionary War History



1776 - Under General George Washington, Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent and Colonel Israel Hutchinson retreated from the Battle of Brooklyn. The Patriots had arrived with their regiments on Long Island a month before. They were defeated by Admiral Richard and General William Howe who allowed the Continental Army to evacuate to Manhattan following the fight. (Battle of Brooklyn, Battle of Long Island)




Revolutionary War Quotes

"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."
John Adams

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