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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

"June 1778 was a tumultuous month in the annals of American military history. Somehow, General George Washington and the Continental Army were able to survive a string of defeats around Philadelphia in 1777 and a desperate winter at Valley Forge. As winter turned to spring, and spring turned to summer, the army—newly trained by Baron von Steuben and in high spirits thanks to France's intervention into the conflict—marched out of Valley Forge in pursuit of Henry Clinton's British Army making its way across New Jersey for New York City.

What would happen next was not an easy decision for Washington to make. Should he attack the British column? And if so, how? "People expect something from us and our strength demands it," Gen. Nathanael Greene pressed his chieftain. Against the advice of many of his subordinates, Washington ordered the army to aggressively pursue the British and not allow the enemy to escape to New York City without a fight…"


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Virginia Tory27 Aug 2019 9:10 a.m. PST

And it didn't really turn out to be much of a battle, or a victory, for that matter.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2019 10:34 a.m. PST



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