William Demont: The Victory Of Fort Washington

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There were 8,000 British and German troops that attacked about 2,900 American troops/colonists.
Fort Washington would hold against the British and advised General Washington supposably. But an American deserter named William Demont gave the British details of the American defenses and plots of the fort.
The problem was that the Continental Army suffered 3000 losses together along with the loss of cannons and lots of military supplies.
Had the British carried out their threat to show no quarter to the Americans it could have changed the course of the war and led to a British victory of the whole thing.
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