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1776 | Chapter Summaries


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Chapter Summary
Part 1, Chapter 1 The book begins with a description of the royal procession that took King George III of England to the Palace of Westmin... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 Chapter 2 begins in late October 1775 and covers approximately two months, ending with the arrival of the New Year. It o... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 3 Chapter 3 concludes the story of the siege of Boston with the American occupation of the area known as Dorchester Height... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 4 As Washington's army marches to New York, people emerge to watch them pass, curious because "[n]o army of such size as t... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 5 A violent storm breaks over New York on August 21, 1776, "and for those who saw omens in such unleashed fury from the el... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 6 In the aftermath of defeat, Joseph Reed writes to his wife that though he is alive and well, his spirits are not. He rec... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 7 Washington's battered army retreats to New Jersey. Washington maintains his calm and composure in order to keep his troo... Read More
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