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The Battle of Brooklyn-August 1776

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Join us tonight as we take a break from The Prepared Rifleman Series to bring you a discussion of The American Revolutionary War Battles of August, with special focus on The Battle of Long Island, also known as The Battle of Brooklyn.

This was the first battle fought after America declared itself independent in July of 1776. It was the first major battle for the newly formed Continental Army, and was a stunning dose of harsh reality when American forces were severely defeated on the fields of Brooklyn by a larger and more experienced British Army.

Until this point the battles had been fought largely by the states militias and were for the most part successful battles for the Americans.

However, The Battle of Brooklyn signaled the first in a long line of crushing defeats, forcing Washington and the Continental Army farther and farther west in retreat until they were pushed across the Hudson River during the winter of 1776.

It is also a story that shows the beginning of Washington's resilience and his ability to pull off a stunning escape in the middle of a British victory,(which he would do several times during the war) saving what was left of the new Continental Army so that it could continue to fight during the coming year.

Join us as we retell a fast paced and very important battle in America's history. We will also cover as many other American Revolutionary War "Battles of August" as time permits during the show.

Hope to see you there!