Aug. 28-9, 1776. George Washington and h

Aug. 28-9, 1776. George Washington and his army silently evacuate Long Island by boat to Manhattan during a heavy fog overnight to prevent the destruction of his army. Believing the Americans to be much stronger than they are, British General Howe makes no immediate attempt to force their lines. “The safe retreat of the patriot army was by many attributed to a peculiar Providence. It was a trust in this Providence, a calm assurance of ultimate success under its guiding care that strengthened the hearts of the patriots in their darkest hour of trial,” future historian William Jackman concludes.

About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia.
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