From Gowanus to Brooklyn, follow the path of the Battle of Brooklyn with this informational poster. The design of the poster reproduces William Faden's August 27, 1776 A Plan of New York Island.
August 27, 1776, on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, George Washington and his army of untrained soldiers fought the Royal Army, one of the most powerful military forces in the world. The rebels were defeated, but British General William Howe failed to pursue them. On August 29 General Washington ordered a brilliant retreat to Manhattan by boat, thus saving the Continental Army from capture. The first major armed campaign for the colonies after declaring independence, the Battle of Brooklyn stands as the largest single battle of the Revolutionary War.