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Battle of White Plains

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

The Battle of White Plains was a battle in the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on October 28, 1776, near White Plains, New York. Following the retreat of George Washington‘s Continental Army northward from New York City, British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington’s escape route. Alerted to this move, Washington retreated farther, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failed to establish firm control over local high ground. Howe’s troops drove Washington’s troops from a hill near the village; following this loss, Washington ordered the Americans to retreat farther north.

Later British movements chased Washington across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Washington then crossed the Delaware and surprised a brigade of Hessian troops in the December 26 Battle of Trenton.

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Date:
October 22
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Purdy House
60 Park Ave
White Plains, NY 10601 United States
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Website:
http://www.whiteplainshistory.org/JacobPurdyHouse.html

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