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The British Prepare to Evacuate Philadelphia

On June 14, 1778, the British army prepares to leave Philadelphia behind, and relocate to New York City. They destroy unservicable equipement and stock, and burn unfinished ships, so as not to give the patriots any useful resources. British General William Clinton (pictured) knows his army will encounter New Jersey militia, and in all likelihood, George Washington’s Continental army, as they cross New Jersey. This will come to pass at the Battle of Monmouth on June 28.

Source: Lender, Mark E., & Stone, Garry W. (2016). Fatal Sunday. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Okla., pp. 441-450.

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