The Flags And The Battle Of Brooklyn

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    Aug 27, 1776:
    The Battle of Brooklyn


    During the American Revolution, British forces under General William Howe defeat Patriot forces under General George Washington at the Battle of Brooklyn in New York.

    On August 22, Howe's large army landed on Long Island, hoping to capture New York City and gain control of the Hudson River, a victory that would divide the rebellious colonies in half. On August 27, the Red Coats marched against the Patriot position at Brooklyn Heights, overcoming the Americans at Gowanus Pass and then outflanking the entire Continental Army. Howe failed to follow the advice of his subordinates and storm the redoubts at Brooklyn Heights, and on August 29 General Washington ordered a brilliant retreat to Manhattan by boat, thus saving the Continental Army from capture. At the Battle of Brooklyn, the Americans suffered 1,000 casualties to the British loss of only 400 men. On September 15, the British captured New York City.

    Every year at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn , this battle is reenacted on a strip of land where the battle is fought. A week before , the flags are set up which are to be carried up to Battle hill for a ceremony near The Alter Of Liberty next to which stands Minerva , the goddess of battle as she waves to the Statue Of Liberty.




     

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    You should have waited 10 days and started the thread on the anniversary silly.
     
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    Shit mult posting attachments.:spit:
     
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    An attachment of a green flag. Interesting, shit mult.:ulol:
     
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    Why didn't they just take the 3 train?
     
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    I think 1 train would've been sufficient IMO.:ucoffee:
     
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