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Fort Washington

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  • 1. Battle of Fort Washington
    By Devin and others
  • 2. Foreground
    • November 16, 1776
    • 3. Washington heights, Manhattan, New York
    • 4. Americans construct defenses
  • Beginning
    Preparations
    Fort considered abandoned
    William Howe decided to storm the fort
    Attack from all sides
    Plans
    Wilhelm von Knyphausen
    Lieutenant Colonel James Patterson
    Defend the fort to the last extremity
  • 5. Battle
    British ferried across Harlem River
    Could not cross
    Advanced down Post road
    Closed in at all sides, retreated to fort
  • 6. Collapse
    Third defensive line never completed
    Magaw thought troops could escape during nightfall
    Hessian covered ground between fort and Hudson River
    Americans called for the fort’s surrender under flags of truce
    John Gooch escaped to Fort Lee
  • 7. Aftermath
    • Americans stripped of their baggage

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