The British Army on Staten Island Essay by Master Researcher

The British Army on Staten Island
A strategic analysis of the British army's location on Staten Island during the War of Independence.
# 85290 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (British) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)

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This paper examines the presence of the British Army on Staten Island, New York throughout most of the Revolutionary War, which reflected the strategic and logistical importance of New York. The paper shows that military control of New York enabled the British Army to cut off the northern colonies of New England from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern colonies, securing a major port through which supplies and reinforcements could flow.

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