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The battle of New York ( the 19th century wars)
Part of The American Revolution
Date July 4 1793
Location New York
Result American independence from France

Maximilien Robespierre executed

Belligerents
Citizens of New York

The national guard

Swiss guards

French revolutionary army

Commanders and leaders
Capt. Christopher Going Maximilien Robespierre
Units involved
New York militia

National guards rifles

French fusiliers

Swiss grenadiers

Strength
13,000 militiamen

20,000 National guardsmen

5.000 French

900 Swiss

Casualties and losses
1,000 Militiamen

5,000 National guardsmen

4,000 French

878 Swiss

The Second Battle of New York

On The morning of July 4th a National guard army led by Capt. Christopher going marched on to New York looking to reclaim the city and drive the French out once they reached the outskirts of the city the national guard attacked a French patrol killing most of them but one escaped and informed Robespierre of the attacking army in response Robespierre sends the Swiss guard to crush the Americans the Swiss guard reaches the American army and the two armies battle but the Swiss are outnumbered and are forced to fall back to the city the citizens seeing this as their chance to free their city rebelled against the French army forcing the French army to fall back to the State house. 

The attack on the Statehouse

The revolutionaries soon marched on to the State house the national guard demanded the garrison to surrender but Robespierre's troops refused the revolutionaries then proceeded to attack the building the Franco-Swiss troops tried to hold them back but most were mercilessly killed by the revolutionaries and was pushed back to the main office where Robespierre soon surrendered.


The Aftermath 

The American national convention sentenced Robespierre to death for the crimes he committed in New York the next day he was executed in New York the next day the French national covention reconized the United States as a independent country and withdrew the remaining French forces.




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