On the 20th of November, 1776, the British Army captured Fort
Lee, on the Hudson River. The fort had been constructed by George
Washington's Continental Army with the intention of preventing the
Royal Navy gaining control of the river. But when its stronger
sister fort, Fort Washington, fell to the British on the 16th of
November the Americans quickly abandoned Fort Lee knowing they
couldn't hold it against the 5000 strong advancing army.
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- American War of Independence