November 23, This day during the American Revolution

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November 23, 1780 – Battle of Fort St. George was the culmination of a Continental Army raiding expedition led by Benjamin Tallmadge against a fortified Loyalist outpost and storage depot at the Manor St. George on the south coast of Long Island on November 23, 1780, during the American Revolutionary War. Tallmadge’s raid was successful; the garrison was surprised, and many provisions and prisoners were taken.  refugees from Rhode Island were resettled onto Long Island after the British withdrew their forces from Newport, Rhode Island in 1779. Some of these were established at Manor St. George on the southwestern part of the island (in present-day Mastic Beach, New York). They fortified the property, erecting a stockade 12 feet (3.7 m) high in a roughly triangular shape around the manor house. The stockade was lined with abatis (tree branches with sharpened points facing out) and a deep ditch. Ordering his men…

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