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Fort Washington

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

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