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Battle of Brooklyn

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VIDEO | On August 27, 1776, 245 years ago, British forces captured the all important Port of New York from the Continental Army in the first major battle since America declared their independence in early July. Join Jeff Richman on Battle Hill as he explains the pivotal Battle of Brooklyn, also known as the Battle of Long Island, and learn what it was like to fight in New York City before it was the concrete jungle that we know today.

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