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(11 September 1777)

An engagement in the American War of Independence when British forces were attacking Philadelphia. Washington was outmanoeuvred by Sir William Howe and was forced to retreat with heavy losses. The British occupied Philadelphia on 27 September, but this victory was offset by Saratoga less than a month later.

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