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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1777

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1777
"Loyalist" Voices
   A Birthday Song, for the King's Birthday, June 4, 1777**
American victory in Battle of Princeton.

Vermont abolishes slavery.

Congress approves Articles of Confederation.

British victory in Battle of Germantown.

Battle of Brandywine Creek; British occupy Philadelphia.

Benedict Arnold leads successful battle against British at Ridgefield, Connecticut (April 27).

Congress mandates thirteen-star and thirteen-stripe flag of U.S. (June 14).

Americans win first major victory over British at Battle of Saratoga (October 7).

1777-1780
Ann Eliza Bleecker
   from The History of Maria Kittle
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