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Revolutionary War Historical Facts

The Mohawk Valley Path Through History begins with the Revolutionary War - the sites and events related to this period in history.

Battle of Harlem Heights restores American confidence

General George Washington arrives at Harlem Heights, on the northern end of Manhattan, and takes command of a group of retreating Continental troops. The day before, 4,000 British soldiers had landed at Kip's Bay in Manhattan (near present-day 34th Street) and taken control of the island, driving the Continentals north, where they appeared to be in disarray prior to Washington's arrival.

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