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British General William Howe
William Howe Born: August 10, 1729; England
Died: July 12, 1814; Plymouth, England

Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America: 1775-1778

Battles: Bunker Hill



1775
February 21 - William Howe receives orders for assignment in America.
May 25 - William Howe arrives in Boston with fellow Generals John Burgoyne and Henry Clinton.
June 17 - William Howe commands at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
October 10 - William Howe "temporarily" replaces Lt. General Thomas Gage as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America.

1776
March 17 - William Howe evacuates Boston, sailing to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
April - William Howe's command is formally made permanent.
June 25 - William Howe arrives off Sandy Hook, New York.
July 2 - William Howe occupies Staten Island, New York.
August 27 - William Howe defeats General George Washington at the Battle of Long Island.
September 15 - William Howe lands his troops at Kip's Bay.
October 28 - William Howe defeats General George Washington at the Battle of White Plains.
November 16 - William Howe captures Fort Washington, New York.
November 20 - William Howe captures Fort Lee, New Jersey.
December 13 - William Howe enters winter quarters at New York City.

1777
June - William Howe maneuvers against General George Washington in New Jersey.
June 30 - William Howe evacuates New Jersey.
July 23 - William Howe sails from Staten Island.
August 28 - William Howe lands at Head of Elk, Maryland and marches north.
September 11 - William Howe defeats General George Washington at the Battle of Brandywine.
September 16 - William Howe begins marching north again.
September 26 - William Howe occupies Philadelphia.
October 4 - William Howe defeats General George Washington at the Battle of Germantown.
October 22 - William Howe requests to be relieved of command.

1778
April 14 - William Howe receives word that his resignation has been accepted.
May 18 - William Howe's officers stage an extravaganza for him.
May 20 - William Howe is replaced by Lt. General Henry Clinton as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America.
May 25 - William Howe sails for England.
July - William Howe arrives in England

1779
May - Parliament opens an investigation into William Howe's conduct in America.
June 29 - The investigation into William Howe's conduct ends inconclusively.

1782
- William Howe is made Lt. General of the Ordinance.








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