Saturday, September 4, 2021

The Plan That Won The American Revolution

 From Today in Connecticut History:

Washington cane to the Wethersfield strategy session to propose an aggressive joint offensive against the British Army in New York City. The British occupation of New York had long been a thorn in the side of the American patriots, who had been trying in vain to drive them out since the disastrous Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. Rochambeau, however, countered Washington’s idea with one of his own: Instead of New York, the French and American forces should focus on defeating the British Army in the southern colonies. With a large fleet of French naval vessels at their disposal, Rochambeau convinced Washington to abandon his dream of reclaiming New York and instead target the Yorktown peninsula in the tidewater region of Virginia. (Read more.)


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