American Revolution Podcast

Episode 088 British War Plans 1776

March 17, 2019

The North Ministry settles on a plan to send an overwhelming force.  They will shock and awe the colonists into submission.  General Howe will command an army of 32,000 regulars and Hessians supported by his brother Admiral Howe commanding over 10,000 sailors and Marines.  A secondary force of 8000 under General Burgoyne will go to Quebec and fall under the command of General Carleton.

The Howe brothers will capture and occupy New York City, then expand out from there.  They also will serve as Peace Commissioners, with limited authority to grant pardons once the rebels submit to proper authority in London.

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