First Battle of the American Revolution in New York City

In New York, we do not take kindly to unilaterality.
 
On this date Augusts 27, back in 1776, New York experienced the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War. It took place on Long island after the United States declared its independence on July 4, 1776.
 
Battle of Long Island (1858) by artist Alonzo Chapel.
The battle was a victory for the British Army and the beginning of a successful campaign that gave them control of the strategically important city of New York.
 
In terms of troop deployment and fighting, it was the largest battle of the entire war.
 
The British left New York in 1783 when Americans beat them out.
 
Americans fighting at the British during the Battle of Brooklyn Heights.
The Battle of Long Island is also known as the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of Brooklyn Heights.
 
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