Washington retreats to Pennsylvania

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In November 1776, having lost Fort Washington and Fort Lee, Washington's Continental Army was pushed out of New York and chased across New Jersey by the advancing British Army. Washington's troops, suffering from low morale, ill health and desertions, retreated across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania.

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