New York and Long Island 1776. Revolutionary War Quote :. . August 27 th , 1776 .Lord Charles Cornwallis, Sir Henry Clinton, Sir William Howe, George Washington, Israel Putnam, William Alexander - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
New York and Long Island 1776Revolutionary War Quote :. August 27th, 1776.Lord Charles Cornwallis, Sir Henry Clinton, Sir William Howe, George Washington, Israel Putnam, William Alexander.General Washington sent word out that General Howe was headed to New York. The Patriots in New York started to fortify the city. The New England units who had not gone to Canada with Benidict Arnold met General Washington's forces at Long Island between Brooklyn and New York City.. Combatants: British and the American Continental Army. The British drove the Americans from Brooklyn and forced them to evacuate New York.