In the aftermath of France's entry into the war, Great Britain's resources were stretched thin. General Howe's replacement, Henry Clinton, could not be everywhere at once, so he evacuated Philadelphia to consolidate his forces in New York City. As the British marched across New Jersey, George Washington moved to intercept them. The two columns met at Monmouth Court House and fought for nearly an entire day in hot and humid weather. While for all intents and purposes this was draw, Washington demonstrated that he could continue to frustrate British efforts. Rather than continue the campaign in the northeast, the British chose to move south, which will be the topic of our next episode. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com. Thanks for listening!
After the evacuation of Boston, the British set their eyes on New York City. In the summer of 1776, the Howe brothers attacked George Washington's troops through the western end of Long Island. Washington was forced out of his position and had to evacuate Long Island to Manhattan. Rather than vigorously pursue the Continental Army, Howe waited, not wanting to alienate the Americans as he held out hope for a negotiated settlement. If you enjoy this pod cast, post a review on ITunes or leave a comment on Facebook. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
1758 and 1759, relatively speaking, was the height of British success. Fort Duquense had finally fallen to the British, freeing the Ohio Valley from the French. With the fall of Fortress Louisbourg, the British continued had an open pathway to the heart of French Canada, resulting in the campaign to capture the city of Quebec. While the war would continue, the North American possessions of France were slipping from their hands. If you like this podcast, review it on ITunes or join the discussion on the America at War Facebook page. Got a question, drop us a line at email@example.com. Thanks for listening!
Episode number thirteen is up! Time didn't stand still for mourning the losses incurred by Edward Braddock in the Ohio. Campaigning continued as new leaders and more troops came from Great Britain. In spite of the grand plans of British Generals and colonial elites, 1756-1757 was met with more frustrations as the French continued to hold the upper hand. Join us in exploring the nadir of British opportunities in North America as we continue our series on the Seven Years War. Take a look at the podcast's facebook page to see what's going on in the podcast.
In this episode we follow the trials and tribulations of General Edward Braddock. After George Washington's debacle at Fort Necessity, King George II and his cabinet sent two regiments of British soldiers to North America to boot the French out of their fort. Unfortunately, General Braddock met his match just short of his objective - the forks of the Ohio and it cost him his life. Join us in our continuing exploration of American Military History. For more information, visit the podcast website at Americaatwar.com. Thanks for listening!