Antoine-François Callet (1741—1823)

by Antoine-François Callet (1741—1823)

Oil on canvas; Height: 278 cm (109.4 in). Width: 196 cm (77.2 in). Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, France.

by Antoine-François Callet (1741—1823)

Oil on canvas; 81.1 x 66 cm. Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, France.

... Washington had made every mistake in the book in the New York campaign. He had misread the enemy’s intentions; he had divided his forces in the face of superior numbers; he had provided no cavalry; he had hesitated almost fatally to get his army out of Manhattan once he grasped the folly of keeping it there; he had allowed Greene to persuade him against his better judgment to keep men in Fort Washington; he had allowed a wealth of precious tents, flour, ordnance, and ammunition at Forts Washington and Lee to fall into enemy hands.

Myron Magnet
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817 (2014)