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George Washington gives an account of the battle for Fort Washington (Manhatten) and the unfortunate surrender of continental army troops. Washington tried to send a message telling them to hold out but it did not arrive soon enough.
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Continental Congress - Papers
›Ltrs from George Washington
›Vol 2: Transcripts 1776 (Vol 2)
Source: The National Archives
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Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.