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Battle of Long Island, New York, Revolutionary War

Retreat of American army from Long Island after defeat by the British, 1776.
Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

North Wind Picture Archives brings history to life with stock images and hand-colored illustrations

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1700s 1770s 1776 18th Century America American Revolution Army Artillery Battle Brooklyn Cannon Colonial Continental Army Defeat General Washington George Washington Military New York Retreat Revolutionary War Battle Of Long Island Long Island


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This hand-colored engraving takes us back to the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War in 1776. The scene depicts the dramatic retreat of the American army after their defeat by British forces. As we gaze upon this vintage print, we are transported to a pivotal moment in American history. The illustration showcases the heritage and traditional aspects of this historic event, capturing both the intensity and chaos on that fateful day. The artist's attention to detail is evident as they depict soldiers fleeing from cannon fire, emphasizing the sheer power and devastation of artillery. Amidst a backdrop of colonial buildings and lush landscapes, we witness General George Washington leading his Continental Army with determination and resilience. This image serves as a reminder of America's struggle for independence during these tumultuous times. As we delve into this piece, it becomes clear that it not only captures an important battle but also symbolizes the spirit and resolve that defined America's fight for freedom. It stands as a testament to our nation's past struggles while honoring those who fought bravely for liberty. This historical artwork allows us to reflect on our roots, reminding us how far we have come since those early days in North America. It serves as a poignant reminder of our shared history and inspires us to continue cherishing our hard-won freedoms today.

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