American Revolution Podcast

Episode 103 The Battle of Brooklyn

June 30, 2019

The British land 20,000 men on Long Island.  Using a flanking maneuver, they easily kill, capture, and scatter the inexperienced Americans.  Just as the regulars and Hessians appear to inflict the final death blow, British general Howe calls a halt to the assault.  He fears sending his troops against the dug in Continentals along the East River.  Instead, he opts for a slow advance of digging entrenchments.  The British delay, along with the luck of weather, allows the Americans to escape back to Manhattan Island.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Battle of Brooklyn, 1776, By John J. Gallagher.

Online Recommendation of the Week: American Battlefield Trust