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Fort Washington - November 16, 1776

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Fort Washington

Historic map of the Battle of Fort Washington

Fought on November 16, 1776 on Manhattan, the Battle of Fort Washington underscored General Washington’s disastrous New York Campaign.  Just one in a string of defeats, the battle ended in a resounding British victory with the fort surrendering 3,000 Continental troops and Washington abandoning his defense of New York City.

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