Revolutionary War_Northern Campaign_Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey

1778. June 27. The American and British forces clashed under the direction of Continental Army General George Washington and British General Sir Henry Clinton. When Washington arrived at a nearby town on that morning of June 28th, he ordered his generals to attack the British. General Charles Lee was reluctant to attack, but as he advanced forward, he found himself drawn into battle. In the confusion, General Lee ordered his troops to retreat. Angered, General Washington, directed Lee and “Mad” Anthony Wayne to fight a delaying action, while…

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