Monday, October 28, 1776 - White Plains

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Monday, October 28, 1776 - White Plains

Postby nevermore » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:42 pm

Monday, October 28, 1776 - White Plains

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Date - Monday, October 28, 1776
Weather - heavy rains
Location - White Plains, New York
Belligerents - Great Britain, Hessians
United States
Commanders - Sir William Howe -George Washington
Casualties - British Force: 4500 - Killed: 42 - Wounded: 182
Captured: 3
US Colonies Force: 1600 - Killed: 28 - Wounded: 126
Captured: 16

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The historical Battle of White Plains took place on Monday, October 28, 1776, between a British Army, under the command of General Sir William Howe, and an American Army, under the command of General George Washington.

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About 4,000 British and Hessian troops, from a force of about 14,000 troops, were engaged in this battle with about 1,450 to 1,600 American troops, from a force of about 14,500 troops. This battle ended with a British victory, when British and Hessian troops, advancing from their encampment in Eastchester, forced the American troops defending Chatterton's Hill (now Battle Hill), in White Plains, about six miles away, to retreat, northward.

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