Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fall of 1776. Following the battles of H

Fall of 1776. Following the battles of Harlem Heights and Long Island, George Washington shifts his strategy. “The war should be defensive . . . we should, on all occasions, avoid a general action, nor put any thing to the … Continue reading

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Sept. 22, 1776. Nathan Hale becomes the

Sept. 22, 1776. Nathan Hale becomes the first American spy to be captured and hung by the British. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” Hale says. Today the CIA honors Hale through … Continue reading

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9-16-1776 “They were opposed with spirit

9-16-1776 “They were opposed with spirit,” American George Clinton writes about the four-hour skirmish at Harlem Heights. Even though the redcoats outnumber them two to one, the Continentals push back the British three times. “I consider our success in this … Continue reading

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Sept. 11, 1776. Benjamin Franklin, John

Sept. 11, 1776. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge meet with Admiral Howe on Staten Island for a peace conference. Disappointing them, Howe does not acknowledge U.S. independence and only offers for the patriots to put down their arms … Continue reading

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Sept. 1776, Two Clintons oppose each oth

Sept. 1776, Two Clintons oppose each other in New York. George Clinton fights for the Americans, and Henry Clinton fights for the British. “About the middle of last week it was determined, for many reasons,to evacuate the City of New … Continue reading

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