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The Battle of Long Island

by Nico D'Alessio and Josh Tatz

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Written by Nico D'Alessio, Joshua Tatz
The battle of long island
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The battle of Long Island was the largest battle of the Revolutionary War. It took place in the in the Southern area of Long Island in New York on August 27 1776.
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"When the British were finally forced out of Boston in March of 1776, George Washington knew they would soon return."(Ducksters) George Washington knew they would return to the port of Long island so George Washington marched his army there.
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The main or overall general for the British was General William Howe other important Generals include James Grant, Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis
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Generals
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The main or overall general of the battle was George Washington. Some other commanders include William Alexander, John Sullivan
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General George Washington's plan was to defend the Brooklyn city when the british troop arrived and push them out of the area. early in the morning the on august 27 the british attacked by putting a small group of soldiers in a straight line to american territory while the americans were distracted the main british force come from the east and nearly surrounded the Americans.
Naval battle
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When the British were finally forced out of Boston of March, 1776. The most strategic for an America's New York City and Washington correctly guessed that the British would attack their first Washington marched his army from Boston to New York and ordered them to start preparing to defend.


Large British Fleet arrived off the coast of New York in July they set up camp on Staten Island across from New York in the British sent across men to negotiate walkington they offered him a pardon from the King if he would surrender but he replied that "those who have committed no fault want no pardon."
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The Americans had 10,000 troops on the ground and in the navy all together.
The British had and 20,000 200 hundred naval ships being 10 ships of the line 20 frigates and 170 transports.
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What george washington did
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George Washington is often called the "Father of his Country" he not only served as the first president of the United States, but he also commanded the Continental Army during the American Revolution. From 1775 to 83 and presided over the convention that drafted The US Constitution.
The overall outcome
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On the night of August 29th, Washington made a desperate attempt to save his army the weather was foggy and rainy he ordered his men to stay silent and have them slowly make their way across the river to Manhattan when the British woke the next morning the Continental Army was gone.
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