New York & New Jersey Campaign > Great Fire of New York

Great Fire of New York

Background

On September 21 1776 a fire broke out on the west side of New York City then mostly confined to the lower tip of Manhattan. 25 percent of the city burned to the ground during the fire which was suspected of having been set by rebel American forces to hamper British control of the city. Regardless of its condition in the aftermath, New York City remained occupied by the British until the end of the war in 1783.

New York & New Jersey Campaign Battles

Sources

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

History of Humanity - History Archive Logo
History of Humanity - History Mysteries Logo
History of Humanity - Ancient Mesopotamia Logo
History of Humanity - Egypt History Logo
History of Humanity - Persian Empire Logo
History of Humanity - Greek History Logo
History of Humanity - Alexander the Great Logo
History of Humanity - Roman History Logo
History of Humanity - Punic Wars Logo
History of Humanity - Golden Age of Piracy Logo
History of Humanity - Revolutionary War Logo
History of Humanity - Mafia History Logo