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The engagement on the White Plains, the 28th of October 1776
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Faced with a huge force of British soldiery under the command of Viscount William Howe, Washington was forced in the Fall of 1776 to abandon Manhattan for White Plains. On October 28, 1776, American forces were defeated in the battle of White Plains, fought on Chatterton Hill, and in Greenburgh, nearby. Many historians consider this battle the nadir of the Revolution. Washington’s troops were forced across the river into New Jersey, where they were eventually to defeat the British in a series of conflicts.

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