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Tango0131 Dec 2021 10:36 p.m. PST

"Philadelphia fell to the British on September 26, 1777, without a shot fired that autumn day. The capital of the rebellious American colonies was now in the possession of Sir William Howe and the British army. There remained a significant issue, besides the fact that General George Washington's Continental Army was still intact. Philadelphia lay astride the western bank of the Delaware River, which was eventually depended on for supplies, communications, and any potential reinforcements for Howe's occupying force. Therein lay the problem.

Downriver from Philadelphia sat two forts, Fort Mifflin on the Pennsylvania side of the river and Fort Mercer on the New Jersey shore. Both remained in possession of the Americans. Along with impediments in the river, these forts choked off any potential British use of the Delaware and could effectively be used by the enemy to besiege Howe's force in Philadelphia. The forts had to be subdued or Howe's occupying force could face dire straits throughout the upcoming winter…"
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Durban Gamer01 Jan 2022 4:57 a.m. PST

Interesting find, Armand – and wishing you a good 2022!

Tango0101 Jan 2022 4:00 p.m. PST

Thanks my friend… same to you and your family!….

Armand

Bill N01 Jan 2022 4:53 p.m. PST

Nice find Armand. I never thought of the American decision to try and hold Mercer and Mifflin as part of a siege of Philadelphia.

Tango0102 Jan 2022 3:18 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend….


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42flanker03 Jan 2022 12:24 a.m. PST

@ Bill N "I never thought of the American decision to try and hold Mercer and Mifflin as part of a siege of Philadelphia.

Perhaps it would be more accurate to view the operation as part of a blockade (of the Delaware).

I'd be surprised if anyone seriously suggested that Philadelphia was 'invested.'

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