The Battle of Brooklyn: A Loss That Helped Win the Revolution

Publisher: 
The New York Times
Date: 
August 26, 2016
Usually, history celebrates the victories in war — Ulysses S. Grant crossing the Mississippi River on the way to Vicksburg, Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders charging up San Juan Hill, the American troops storming ashore at Normandy. But this is the 240th anniversary of one of the biggest losses of the American Revolution — for the Americans, that is. And in Brooklyn, where it happened, people are, if not celebrating, at least excited...The New-York Historical Society, on the quintessentially Manhattan thoroughfare of Central Park West, is opening an exhibition next month called The Battle of Brooklyn. Read more…
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