TITLE

BAYONETS AT MIDNIGHT

AUTHOR(S)
Lengel, Edward G.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Military History;Jan2010, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the Battle of Stony Point in 1779, which was led by General George Washington to drive out British troops in Stony Point, New York. On July 15, 1779, just before midnight, Lieutenant George Knox led the American column, which was named Forlorn Hope due to their dim chances of survival, to surprise the British troops. The author says that while George Washington was not able to achieve military victory at Stony Point, the Battle of Stony Point provided Americans a much needed boost.
ACCESSION #
45213820

 

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