11-16-1776 “The misfortune of losing For

11-16-1776 “The misfortune of losing Fort Washington, with between two and three thousand men, will reach you before this, if it has not already,” Nathanael Greene writes to Henry Knox about the devastating loss of Fort Washington in NY. Greene had joined George Washington with 2 other generals to scout for a new position, which led them to cross the river. Just as they stepped into the boat, the British appeared on a nearby hill and began to fire. “There we all stood in a very awkward situation,” Greene recalls. “But his Excellency thought it best for us all to come off together, which we did, about half an hour before the enemy surrounded the fort.” http://ow.ly/i/eEWQi

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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. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
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