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Your search for posts with tags containing Battle of Long Island found 10 posts

Delaware’s Colonel John Haslet (1727–1777)

Born in Straw Dungiven, County Londonderry in Ulster, Ireland,[1] thirty-year-old John Haslet was the young, widowed minister of Ballykelly Presbyterian Church. Arriving in America in... The post Delaware’s Colonel John Haslet (1727–1777)...

Fiasco: The Disastrous Raid on Montresor’s Island

By the evening of September 30, 1776, George Washington was, as he put it, “bereft of every peaceful moment.” During the previous month, his... The post Fiasco: The Disastrous Raid on Montresor’s Island appeared first on Journal of the...

The Extraordinary Life of Isaac Grant of Judea, Connecticut

The old man stepped out into the sun, shut his door, and turned north, leaving his home in Gainesville, New York, for the county... The post The Extraordinary Life of Isaac Grant of Judea, Connecticut appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Maintaining Normalcy in British-Occupied Brookhaven, Eastern Long Island, New York

In August 1776, the Crown’s disciplined forces easily displaced the unprepared Continental resistance in the Battle of Long Island, also known as the Battle... The post Maintaining Normalcy in British-Occupied Brookhaven, Eastern Long Island, New...

One Soldier’s Story: Isaac Lewis of the Flying Camp, 1776

In a quiet Baptist cemetery in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, repose the remains of Isaac Lewis. Lewis served under Gen. George Washington during... The post One Soldier’s Story: Isaac Lewis of the Flying Camp, 1776 appeared first...

Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood

“Solid obedience is always the fruit of the confidence, respect, and affection, which a corps has for its chief.”[1] For the armies of the... The post Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood appeared first on Journal of...

Did Generals Mismanage the Battle of Brooklyn?

Outmaneuvering and overwhelming the Patriots during the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, the British won a huge victory by executing a daring night march around... The post Did Generals Mismanage the Battle of Brooklyn? appeared first on Journal of the American...

The 25 Deadliest Battles of the Revolutionary War

Name calling, fearing mongering and demonizing the enemy were all on the propaganda menu during the American Revolution. Once hostilities commenced, another game played a significant role in the war for mind control. A game of numbers. Simply inflating...

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