This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
The drama of bravery, defeat, and successful retreat in 1776 will be on display as “The Battle of Brooklyn” exhibition opens at The New-York Historical Society this week. This first major battle of the American Revolution remained seared in George Washington’s memory. An example of that can be seen in a letter, written from Mount Vernon eight years after the event, where Washington recalls...Read More
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