This Time of the Year in 1776

This time of the year in 1776, the British, with the help of the Hessians, won a series of battles against George Washington's Continental Army in the New York campaign -- at Long Island, Kips Bay, White Plains, and Fort Washington. This was not surprising because the Hessians were known to be very well-trained and disciplined soldiers. In addition, their reputation struck terror into the hearts of the Americans, giving the British and Hessian side a major psychological advantage in the New York campaign.

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