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Collection Reference Number GLC03881.04
From Archive Folder Items pertaining to British soldier Henry Rooke 
Title British soldier's journal detailing New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania engagements during the Revolutionary War
Date 27 August 1776 - 1777
Author Rooke, Henry (fl. 1775-1783)  
Document Type Diary; Military document
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Rooke, Henry (fl. 1775-1783)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Theme The American Revolution; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859