Why did the British win the Battle of Philadelphia?


Why did the British win the Battle of Philadelphia?

Anthony Wayne:

Prior to the Revolution, Anthony Wayne owned a tannery in Pennsylvania and held large land holdings, and in 1776 he joined the revolutionary cause as a colonel. After helping a retreating Continental Army from Canada, Wayne was given charge of Fort Ticonderoga; and by 1777, he was promoted to brigadier general, serving with General Washington. He would take part in the Philadelphia Campaign, but his loss at Paoli tarnished his image somewhat.

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The British were able to win the Philadelphia Campaign by wearing down the Continental Army and outmaneuvering it.

In April of 1777, General Howe...

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