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On Wednesday of this MAGAWeek2021 I wrote about the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, a key early victory for the Americans in our Revolution that protected coastal South Carolina from British occupation for four years, diverting the Redcoats to the North. An unfortunate side effect of that victory was the increased concentration of British troops in and ships off the coast of New York.
Soon, General George Washington and the Continental Army found themselves besieged in Brooklyn Heights, New York. The British General Howe had Washington’s forces surrounded and outgunned. Facing total annihilation—or, even worse, surrender of the Continental Army just six weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington made the decision to evacuate his men across the East River onto Manhattan Island on the night of 28 August 1776.
At daybreak, only about half of the Continental Army had made it across. Defeat seemed imminent, even after the daring river crossings in the dead of night.
But then, something miraculous happened.
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