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Battle Of Matson's Ford
John Lacey James Potter Lord CornwallisStrengthUnknown 3,500Casualties and losses5 or 6 killed 20 wounded 20 captured[1] Unknownv t e Philadelphia
Philadelphia
campaign 1777–1778Bound Brook Short Hills Staten Island Cooch's Bridge Brandywine Clouds Paoli Germantown Red Bank Fort Mifflin Gloucester White Marsh Matson's Ford Valley Forge Conway Cabal Quinton's Bridge Clow Rebellion Crooked Billet Barren Hill Carlisle Peace Commission MonmouthThe Battle of Matson's Ford
Battle of Matson's Ford
was a battle in the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
campaign of the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
fought on December 11, 1777 in the area surrounding Matson's Ford (present-day Conshohocken and West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania)
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American Revolutionary War
Allied victory:Peace of Paris British recognition of American independence End of the First British Empire British retention of Canada
Canada
and GibraltarTerritorial changesGreat Britain cedes to the United States
United States
the area east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
and south of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
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Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
(/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872[7] and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016[update].[5] Philadelphia
Philadelphia
is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware
Delaware
Valley, located along the lower Delaware
Delaware
and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis
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Carlisle Peace Commission
The Carlisle Peace Commission was a group of British negotiators who were sent to North America in 1778, during the American War of Independence. The commission carried an offer of self-rule to the rebellious colonies, including Parliamentary representation within the British Empire. The Second Continental Congress, aware that British troops were about to be withdrawn from Philadelphia, insisted on demanding full independence, which the commission was not authorised to grant
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Battle Of Monmouth
 Great BritainHesse-KasselCommanders and leaders George Washington Charles Lee Henry Knox Nathanael Greene Marquis de Lafayette Sir Henry Clinton Lord Cornwallis Alexander LeslieStrength11,000[1] 14,000–15,000[1]Casualties and losses362–500 killed, wounded or captured[2] 65–304 killed 170–770 wounded 60 captured[2][3]v t e Philadelphia
Philadelphia
campaign 1777–1778Bound Brook Short Hills Staten Island Cooch's Bridge Brandywine Clouds Paoli Germantown Red Bank Fort Mifflin Gloucester White Marsh Matson's Ford Valley Forge Conway Cabal Quinton's Bridge Crooked Billet Barren Hill Carlisle Peace Commission MonmouthThe Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Monmouth
was an American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
battle fought on June 28, 1778, in Monmouth County, New Jersey
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Pennsylvania Militia
The 111th Infantry Regiment, was originally the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Militia or "Associators" that fought in the American Revolution, composed of civilian males from the citizenry of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Militia often fought in conjunction with General Washington and the Continental Army
Continental Army
along the Delaware River. Today the idea of a Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Militia is represented in the U.S
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Continental Army
The Continental Army
Continental Army
was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
by the colonies that became the United States
United States
of America. Established by a resolution of the Congress on June 14, 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies
Thirteen Colonies
in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain. The Continental Army
Continental Army
was supplemented by local militias and troops that remained under control of the individual states or were otherwise independent
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Schuylkill River
The Schuylkill River
River
(/ˈskuːlkɪl/ SKOOL-kil,[1] locally /ˈskuːkəl/ SKOO-kəl[2]) is an important river running west to east in eastern Pennsylvania, which was improved by navigations into the Schuylkill Canal. Several of its tributaries drain major parts of the center-southern and easternmost Coal
Coal
Regions in the state.[a] Originating from waters in the Anthracite
Anthracite
Coal
Coal
Region, millions of tons of coal enabling the iron and steel based industries of America's largest city[b] of the day used the waterway to supply some of the growing American energy needs
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
Norristown is a borough (with home rule status) in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.[3] Located along the Schuylkill River
Schuylkill River
approximately six miles from the Philadelphia city limits, Norristown has a population of 34,324 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. It is the 4th most populous municipality in the county and 2nd most populous borough in Pennsylvania
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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New York And New Jersey Campaign
New York British victoryBritish control New York City
New York City
for the rest of the warNew Jersey American victoryAmericans retain control of New Jersey Continental Army
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William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe
War of the Austrian Succession Seven Years' WarSiege of Louisbourg Battle of the Plains of Abraham Capture of Belle Île Battle of HavanaAmerican War of Independence Boston
Boston
campaign New York and New Jersey campaign Philadelphia
Philadelphia
campaignFrench Revolutionary WarsGeneral William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, KB, PC (10 August 1729 – 12 July 1814) was a British Army
British Army
officer who rose to become Commander-in-Chief of British forces during the American War of Independence. Howe was one of three brothers who had distinguished military careers. Having joined the army in 1746, Howe saw extensive service in the War of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years' War
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Second Continental Congress
The Second Continental Congress
Continental Congress
was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies
Thirteen Colonies
that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It succeeded the First Continental Congress, which met in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
between September 5, 1774 and October 26, 1774. The Second Congress managed the Colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence
Independence
on July 4, 1776. The Congress acted as the de facto national government of what became the United States by raising armies, directing strategy, appointing diplomats, and making formal treaties such as the Olive Branch Petition.[1] The Second Continental Congress
Continental Congress
came together on May 10, 1775, effectively reconvening the First Continental Congress
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Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Bay
(/ˈtʃɛsəpiːk/ CHESS-ə-peek) is an estuary in District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and the U.S. states of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, lying inland from the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
and surrounded to the west by the North American mainland and to the east by the Delmarva Peninsula.[2] With its northern portion in Maryland
Maryland
and the southern part in Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Bay
is a very important feature for the ecology and economy of those two states, as well as others
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Battle Of Crooked Billet
John Graves Simcoe Robert AbercrombyStrength300-500 850Casualties and losses26 killed 8 wounded 58 captured 7 woundedv t e Philadelphia
Philadelphia
campaign 1777–1778Bound Brook Short Hills Staten Island Cooch's Bridge Brandywine Clouds Paoli Germantown Red Bank Fort Mifflin Gloucester White Marsh Matson's Ford Valley Forge Conway Cabal Quinton's Bridge Clow Rebellion Crooked Billet Barren Hill Carlisle Peace Commission MonmouthBattle of Crooked Billet Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
historical marker commemorating the Battle of Crooked BilletCoordinates 40°11′03″N 75°06′02″W / 40.18405°N 75.10043°W / 40.18405; -75.10043 Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Historical MarkerOfficial name: Crooked BilletType RoadsideDesignated May 01, 1965[1]Location Meadowbrook Ave. near N Penn Ave. at Crooked Billet Elem
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George Washington
American Revolution Commander in Chief of the Continental ArmyValley Forge Battle of Trenton Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
Conference 1787 Constitutional ConventionPresident of the United States PresidencyFirst term1788–89 election 1st inaugurationJudiciary Act Whiskey RebellionThanksgiving Presidential title Coinage Act Residence ActDistrict of ColumbiaSecond term1792 election 2nd inauguration Neutrality Act Jay TreatyJudicial appointments Farewell AddressLegacyLegacy Monuments Depictions Slavery Papers Library Bibliographyv t e George Washington
George Washington
(February 22, 1732[b][c] – December 14, 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States
President of the United States
from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
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