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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Items pertaining to British soldier Henry Rooke
|British soldier's journal detailing New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania engagements during the Revolutionary War
|27 August 1776 - 1777
|Rooke, Henry (fl. 1775-1783)
|Diary; Military document
|Rooke, a British soldier, records various Revolutionary War events. Discusses the Battle of Long Island, during which he estimates 1,500 Americans were killed and 2,000 taken prisoner. Mentions the November 1776 British capture of Fort Lee, New Jersey. States that the fort was abandoned when his regiment arrived. Refers to General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River (December 1776). Discusses the British takeover of Philadelphia and deterrents regarding a British attack on Washington at Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania.
|Battle Revolutionary War Military History Global History and Civics Soldier's Diary Battle of Long Island (Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights) Death Prisoner of War Continental Army Fortification President Revolutionary War General
|Rooke, Henry (fl. 1775-1783) Washington, George (1732-1799)
|The American Revolution; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859