Dec. 1776. “I am going into the Jerseys

Dec. 1776. “I am going into the Jerseys for the salvation of America,” American Gen. Charles Lee proclaimed rashly proclaims. Seeking George Washington’s job and glory for himself, Lee stalls his half of the Continental Army in New Jersey and takes his time to meet up with George Washington, who leads the other half. #TBT Throwback Thursday http://www.revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eF2rC

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Nov. 29, 1776, On this day Samuel Adams

Nov. 29, 1776, On this day Samuel Adams notifies his wife Betsy that he is on the king’s most-wanted list. “I am told that Lord Howe has lately issued a proclamation offering a general pardon with the exception of only four persons: viz Dr Franklin, Col Richard Henry Lee, Mr John Adams & myself. . . If it be a fact I am greatly obliged to his Lordship for the flattering opinion he has given me of myself as being a person obnoxious to those who are desolating a once happy country for the sake of extinguishing the remaining lamp of liberty . . and for the singular honor he does me in ranking me with men so eminently patriotic.” revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eEY0w

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On this day Nov. 28, 1776 British Genera

On this day Nov. 28, 1776 British General Charles Cornwallis and his army take Newark, New Jersey, and pursue George Washington and his army to New Brunswick. “However, we were lucky enough to gain the bridge before them; by which means we saved all our men, but were obliged to leave some hundred barrels of flour, most of our cannon, and a considerable parcel of tents and baggage.” revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eEXHt

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Nov. 21, 1776, Retreating from NY. “Sir

Nov. 21, 1776, Retreating from NY. “Sir, I have this Moment arrived at this place,” George Washington writes the governor of New York from the Aquackinack bridge. Washington is in a place he never wanted to be–on the run with his army. His immediate purpose is clear. He must inform the governor of New York of his most recent decision. “After the unfortunate loss of Fort Washington, it was determined to evacuate Fort Lee.” http://ow.ly/i/eEXiX

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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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Fall 1776 Nathanael Greene convinces Geo

Fall 1776 Nathanael Greene convinces George Washington that a contingent can hold Fort Washington, NY #TBT http://ow.ly/i/eETgC

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Fall 1776. George Washington moves most

Fall 1776. George Washington moves most of his army to White Plains, New York #TBT Throwback Thursday http://ow.ly/i/eET4n

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