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May 20 Military: An American relief force of 100 men under Major Henry Sherburne is ambushed near Vaudreuil, Quebec, by soldiers and Indians under Captain George Forster, 8th Foot. The Americans lose 28 killed and several wounded before Sherburne surrenders. May 21 Naval: Raleigh, the first Continental frigate, is launched at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and will be captained by John Manley of Boston. May 24 Military: General George Washington arrives at Philadelphia for high-level strategic discussions with the Continental Congress.

Naval: A fleet of small British warships under Governor John Murray, Lord Dunmore, anchors off Norfolk, Virginia, and demands its surrender. When the town refuses, he commences a prolonged bombardment and sends out landing parties to complete the destruction. Both sides suffer six killed or wounded. January 2 Military: By the time that fires are contained, 54 houses are burned by British and Loyalist forces at Norfolk, Virginia. The local committee of safety orders the property of known Loyalists burned as well, and a total of 860 structures is ultimately consumed.

S. Army Center of Military History) 1776 42 Chronology of American Military History July 4 Military: Artillerymen manning the cannon near present-day Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York, fire on and damage the British warship HMS Asia; this is the first known instance of American harbor defense. Politics: The Continental Congress passes the Declaration of Independence, taking a stance unthinkable only a year before. The Americans now wage war to secure their own country. July 5 Military: General Horatio Gates makes for Crown Point, New York, to succeed General John Sullivan as head of the Northern Department.

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