Washington’s War of Attrition

Still reading about the American Revolution.

The Americans inflicted casualties, interrupted the British source of supply in New Jersey, and forced the enemy to lose ground there . . The petit guerre and the losses at Trenton took a toll on the British army throughout 1777. Thousands of British and Hessian (German) troops were killed, wounded, or captured, or died of disease. The army’s numbers fell from thirty-one thousand in August 1776 to a little over fourteen thousand by 1777.

Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, p. 136

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