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Seeking to force Washington out of the Hudson Valley highlands, Sir Henry Clinton led a force of 8, men to seize the strategic location of Stony Point at a narrow bend in the Hudson River. Clinton then divided his forces to raid in Connecticut and Northern Seeking infantry Wayne City for my Jersey and left a smaller garrison at Stony Point.Married Cheating Women Camelford
The commander at Stony Point, LTC Henry Johnson had about infantrymen, a detachment of 15 cannon, and a nearby gunboat to hold this ground. General Washington observed from a nearby mountain as the defending British built fortifications, and garnered local intelligence to learn the positions of British sentries. He decided on a surprise attack.
Washington gave his instructions to Wayne, but demonstrated the modern concept of Mission Command, offering his trusted subordinate permission to modify them as he saw necessary. The assaulting Continentals scaled the steep, rocky cliffs of Stony Point and carried unloaded muskets with orders to only use bayonets to prevent a musket discharge from alerting the defenders.
The attackers also brought along a small team of artillerymen meant to Seeking infantry Wayne City for my and turn captured British cannon on the defenders. This was a diversion.
Simultaneously, two columns one led personally by Wayne assaulted the northern and southern shore cliffs of Stony Point. The advance elements of each column Wayn hasty breaches of British obstacles, using axes when necessary. As the attack commenced, the Continental infantry pinned white paper to their hats to identify one another in the dark.
Cloud cover cut down on the moonlight and high winds forced the gunboat away from shore. Although Wayne was wounded in the head during the initial assault, both columns aggressively pierced the British defenses nearly simultaneously. Several companies of British infantry had fallen for the diversionary attack and moved west to defend the central fortifications.Hsv Looking For Support Companionship
As a result, these soldiers Looking for some compay enveloped and cut off by the twin pincer attacks to the north and south along the river lines. Due to the speed and ferocity of the attack, the British could not depress their cannon at a low enough angle to utilize combined arms defensive fire. In just 25 minutes, the battle was over and much of the British garrison captured.
At a loss of just men, Wayne had inflicted casualties and captured nearly others.
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