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American Revolutionary War - Battle of White Plains - 1776

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This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War - Battle of White Plains. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

In the wake of their defeat at the Battle of Long Island on August 27-30 and victory at the Battle of Harlem Heights on September 16, General George Washington's Continental Army found itself camped at the northern end of Manhattan.

Moving tentatively, General William Howe elected to begin a campaign of maneuver rather than directly attacking the American position. Embarking 4,000 men on October 12, Howe moved them through Hell's Gate and landed at Throg's Neck. Here their advance inland was blocked by swamps and a group of PA riflemen led by Colonel Edward Hand.

Deciding to abandon Manhattan, he began moving the main army north to White Plains. Due to pressure from Congress, he left around 2,800 men under Colonel Robert Magaw to defend Fort Washington on Manhattan. Across the river, Major General Nathanael Greene held Fort Lee with 3,500 men.

While Washington's army began a long retreat which would ultimately see them move north then west across NJ, Howe broke off his pursuit and turned south to capture Forts Washington and Lee, completing the British conquest of the NYC area. American fortunes would not improve until December 26, when Washington launched a daring attack against Hessian forces in Trenton, NJ.

The presentation covers the following:

Map of the Battle
Howe on the Move
Abandoning Manhattan
Positioning the Armies
The Armies Clash
Fighting Intensifies
McDougall Falters
British Victory
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation

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