The 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn is next week, and we will have new material to commemorate the battle and the Marylanders’ sacrifices there. Until then, you can read our previous posts about the battle.
In 2014, we published a series which brought together all of the known first-person accounts of the Battle of Brooklyn by Maryland troops.
You can also follow the troop movements in the days leading up to the battle as they happened.
- August 22: The British Come Ashore
- August 23: “They must be well watched”: Washington’s response to the British landing
- August 26: The Marylanders Arrive in Brooklyn
- August 27, part I: The British Diversion, opening the Battle of Brooklyn
- August 27, part II: Becoming the Maryland 400
- August 28: The Rain and the Retreat from Brooklyn
If you are able to be in New York, there are lots of events beginning this weekend, including a ceremony honoring the Maryland 400 on August 29. Check out the Old Stone House’s website for more details!