Washington's Crossing - Aftermath Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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The Loyalists were increasingly unhappy with their leaders. People like the Howe brothers offered amnesty and reconciliation for those that vowed loyalty to the British. When it got down to it, they did not keep their word. After the battle of Princeton, the Americans continued to engage the enemy in smaller attacks. They continued these aggravated assaults to further drive the enemy out. The New Jersey residents were thrilled. The army's objective now was to keep British and Hessian forces on the defensive and to gain control of the New Jersey countryside. This did happen quickly in northern New Jersey.

One important thing that British army lacked was feed for its animals. Forage and fodder were critical to the army. Without forage the army could not move or fight. It could not have artillery in the field, or supply wagons for the infantry, or mounts...

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