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Battle of Brooklyn - August 27, 1776

Battle of Brooklyn
Battle of Brooklyn Library of Congress

Historical map of the Battle of Brooklyn

In fierce fighting, George Washington was unable to keep Long Island out of British hands.  Washington’s masterful retreat across the Hudson River, however, saved his army and inspired the young nation in the months following the Declaration of Independence.

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Brooklyn, NY | August 27, 1776
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties
2,388
American
2,000
British
388