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The Revolutionary War
The Battle of Long Island


The Events Leading up to the Revolutionary War
The Battles of the War
The French in the War
Women, Native Americans, and African Americans in the War
Famous People of Revolutionary War
Strengths and Weaknesses
End of the War

This page tells about the Battle of Long Island.

       Wahington fought the British General Howe. Washington was outnumbered, on the ground and at sea. The British had 34,000 troops and 10,000 sailors. Washington had only 20,000 untrained troops. Washington split his forces because he didn't know where Howe would land his forces. Washington sent some forces to Manhattan, and the others to Long Island. Howe landed in Long Island. The Americans lost over 1,400 men. The rest retreated to Manhattan. The British followed them.

This a picture from the Battle of Long Island.

Quick Facts:

  • British won
  • Americans lost 1,400 soldiers
  • In New York
  • Americans retreated from the battle and the British followed