This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The American Revolutionary War. All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
After the British evacuation of Boston, Washington immediately moved his army, less the militia, to NY, in anticipation of a British invasion of that strategically important city. By late August, Washington had assembled a force of over 20,000 virtually untrained Continentals and militia, and built a system of defenses on and around Manhattan Island.
August 22 – 25, General Howe landed about 20,000 men on Long Island and, in the evening of the 26th, directed a wide flanking movement around the American left, commanded by Major General John Sullivan. On the morning of the 27th Howe fell upon the rear of Sullivan's forces and, despite a valiant defense by the Continentals on the right under Brigadier General William Alexander (Lord Stirling), the whole American front crumpled.
Remnants of the American forces fled back to Brooklyn Heights and 2 nights later were evacuated to Manhattan in withdrawal unobserved by the British. Estimates place American losses at 300-400 killed and wounded and 700-1,200 taken prisoners. Howe listed his losses as 367.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Battle
Lord Stirling Surrenders
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
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