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Nevin, M., (fl. 1860) Retreat from Long Island Aug. 29 1776

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0063 Author/Creator: Nevin, M., (fl. 1860) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 25.7 x 16 cm.

One engraving entitled "Retreat From Long Island Aug. 29, 1776" dated 1776. Depicts the Continental Army retreating after being defeated by British forces at the Battle of Long Island, August 29, 1776. Engraved by Henry Brian Hall after a painting by M. Nevin. Printed by W. Pate. Original painting in possession of publishers at time of engraving.

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