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The Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778

The events leading to this battle are goofy to say the least. Supposedly the English evacuated the city of Philadelphia to head for New York City over land. Their train of supplies extended for 12 miles. What really occurred was the dispersion of large white military forces from Philadelphia and New York City, to form a line of military defenses between the two large white cities in order to better defend themselves from the remaining Anishinabe soldiers in that region, who were foraging throughout that region to make life bitter for the invading whites, particularly white farmers. A force of 21,000 white soldiers were in the Monmouth Courthouse, New Jersey region, when a large force of brave Anishinabe soldiers took to the offensive against them. After bravely attacking the more numerous and better armed white military force, a contingent of brave Anishinabe soldiers were forced to retreat from the counterattack of their enemies. However, within a short while more Indian reinforcements appeared and counterattacked the large white military force. For the remainder of the battle neither side was capable of dominating and by the early evening the battle had stopped. By the early morning of the next day the large white military force had dispersed into the surrounding region. White casualties were 376 killed, 931 wounded, and scores who were captured then probably killed later on by the retaliating thinking Anishinabek.

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