On August 27, 1776, on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, George Washington and his rag-tag troop of untrained soldiers were ingloriously defeated by the Royal Army. Explore the infamous battle that both threatened and abetted the outcome of the war for American independence.
Jean Ashton is New-York Historical’s senior director, resources and programs, and library director emerita. She is a co-curator of The Battle of Brooklyn.
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