Le Plus Détaillée: The July 1781 Reconnaissance of New York

This piece originally appeared in the Journal of the American Revolution 12 June 1781 Continental Army general George Washington sat atop his horse ignoring the “smart skirmish” raging around him.[1] He could have joined his soldiers in attacking the Hessian troops “very much allarm’d” by the Americans’ “sudent appeerence before their works.”[2] Instead, Washington focused on the fortifications … Continue reading Le Plus Détaillée: The July 1781 Reconnaissance of New York