Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 9, 1776, Nathanael Greene receive

August 9, 1776, Nathanael Greene receives his long-desired promotion as one of the four new major generals. He commands troops on Long Island. Continental officer John Marshall describes the Continental Army as “unstable in its nature,—incapable, from its structure, of … Continue reading

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On this day Aug. 8, 1776: “For the sever

On this day Aug. 8, 1776: “For the several posts on New York, Long, and Governor’s Island, and Paulus Hook, the army consisted of only seventeen thousand two hundred and twenty-five men, of whom three thousand six hundred and sixty-eight … Continue reading

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July-Aug. 1776, Though anguished to be a

July-Aug. 1776, Though anguished to be away from her, Henry Knox is glad that his wife isn’t with him and George Washington’s army in New York. He writes her that: “Two ships and three tenders of the enemy about twenty … Continue reading

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