News Display: The Battle of Brooklyn
- Everett Library Cafe
- 8/27/2013, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
On August 27, 1776 General William Howe, together with his brother Admiral Richard Howe and their British forces, known as the Red Coats, overcame the Patriots at Gowanus Pass and emerged victorious in the Battle of Brooklyn. The British lost only 400 men, while an estimated 1,000 Americans died. Two days later General George Washington ordered retreat of American troops to the Island of Manhattan, saving the Continental Amy.
News will showcase this important battle during the American Revolution -- a battle that prompted the capture of New York City by the British -- just weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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- Jennifer Govan