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Battle of Stony Point:  July 16, 1779

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[July 16, 2021]  The Revolutionary War, like other wars, had its dramatic battles.  Stony Point was thought to be an impenetrable fortress (actually more of a reinforced outpost) and threatened West Point, New York.  General Anthony Wayne attacked at night with 1,200 light infantry using only bayonets. With the outpost at Stony Point isolated and vulnerable, Washington wanted… Read More »