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Article:Battle of Long Island
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As more troops were evacuated, more troops were ordered to withdraw from the lines and march to the ferry landing. Wagon wheels were muffled, and men were forbidden to talk.<ref name="m188" /> Mifflin's rear guard was tending campfires to deceive the British and convince them that nothing was going on. At 4:00 am, on August 30, Mifflin was informed that it was his unit's turn to evacuate.<ref name="m189">{{Harvnb|McCullough|2006|p=189}}.</ref> Mifflin told the man who had been sent to order him to leave, Major [[Alexander Scammell]], that he must be mistaken, but Scammell insisted that he was not and Mifflin ordered his troops to move out. When Mifflin's troops were within a half mile of the ferry landing Washington rode up and demanded to know why they were not at their defenses. [[Edward Hand]], who was leading the troops, tried to explain what had happened, but Mifflin arrived shortly.<ref name="m190">{{Harvnb|McCullough|2006|p=190}}.</ref> Washington exclaimed "Good God! General Mifflin, I am afraid you have ruined us!" Mifflin explained that he had been told that it was his turn to evacuate by Scammell; Washington told him it had been a mistake. Mifflin then led his troops back to the outer defenses.<ref name="m190" />
 
As more troops were evacuated, more troops were ordered to withdraw from the lines and march to the ferry landing. Wagon wheels were muffled, and men were forbidden to talk.<ref name="m188" /> Mifflin's rear guard was tending campfires to deceive the British and convince them that nothing was going on. At 4:00 am, on August 30, Mifflin was informed that it was his unit's turn to evacuate.<ref name="m189">{{Harvnb|McCullough|2006|p=189}}.</ref> Mifflin told the man who had been sent to order him to leave, Major [[Alexander Scammell]], that he must be mistaken, but Scammell insisted that he was not and Mifflin ordered his troops to move out. When Mifflin's troops were within a half mile of the ferry landing Washington rode up and demanded to know why they were not at their defenses. [[Edward Hand]], who was leading the troops, tried to explain what had happened, but Mifflin arrived shortly.<ref name="m190">{{Harvnb|McCullough|2006|p=190}}.</ref> Washington exclaimed "Good God! General Mifflin, I am afraid you have ruined us!" Mifflin explained that he had been told that it was his turn to evacuate by Scammell; Washington told him it had been a mistake. Mifflin then led his troops back to the outer defenses.<ref name="m190" />
   
Artillery, supplies, and troops were all being evacuated across the river at this time but it was not going as fast as Washington had anticipated and daybreak soon came.<ref name="m190" /> A fog settled in and concealed the evacuation from the British. British patrols noticed that there did not seem to be any American pickets and thus began to search the area. While they were doing this Washington, the last man left, stepped onto the last boat.<ref name="l148"/> At 7:00 am, the last American troops landed in Manhattan.<ref name="m191">{{Harvnb|McCullough|2006|p=191}}.</ref> All 9,000 troops had been evacuated without a single life lost.<ref name="m191" />
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boobs Artillery, supplies, and troops were all being evacuated across the river at this time but it was not going as fast as Washington had anticipated and daybreak soon came.<ref name="m190" /> A fog settled in and concealed the evacuation from the British. British patrols noticed that there did not seem to be any American pickets and thus began to search the area. While they were doing this Washington, the last man left, stepped onto the last boat.<ref name="l148"/> At 7:00 am, the last American troops landed in Manhattan.<ref name="m191">{{Harvnb|McCullough|2006|p=191}}.</ref> All 9,000 troops had been evacuated without a single life lost.<ref name="m191" />
   
 
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