Valley Forge Bonanza

The Americans lost "3,800 Barrels of Flour, Soap and Candles, 25 Barrels of Horse Shoes, several thousand tomahawks and kettles and entrenching tools and 20 Hogshead of Resin." They nearly lost Captain "Light Horse" Henry Lee and Colonel Alexander Hamilton who were in the process of trying to remove the stores when the British raid occurred. The pair, who had only a small force with them, fled when they were set upon by three companies of light infantry. Howe was quite please with the amount of booty he plundered. He posted extra defenders at Valley Forge in case the Americans tried to stage a raid to get their supplies back.

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Philadelphia Campaign 1777