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Washington's Crossing Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Plan of the Campaign Summary

David Hackett Fischer
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The Plan of the Campaign Summary and Analysis

The Howe brothers, Admiral Lord Richard Howe and General William Howe, were in command in New York. They were both highly experienced military officers that were stationed in the Colonies on the king's orders. Originally serving in Boston, William Howe became part of a strong demonstration that was intended to force the colonists back to their proper allegiance. The result was the Battle of Bunker Hill. Although the British ultimately had the upper hand in the battle, the determination with which the Americans fought surprised the British. What haunted William Howe was the sight of so much bloodshed after one scene.

William Howe did not think that they could win the war against the rebels. In order to put the Americans down and keep them down, they would have to be very aggressive. He was unsure that...

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