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t, the enemy made a detour and turned our right flank. The Americans, after a short resistance withdrew. Washington made yet another stand to save Philadelphia; but a violent rain so completely drenched his men that their whole stock of ammunition was rendered unfit for use, and the army was compelled to fall back. It is stated that at this time there were scarcely two guns of the same calibre in the army. One regiment reviewed ninety muskets and seven bayonets. Our night attack on Germantown was a failure, and the enemy held Philadelphia without farther molestation. Their next object was to open the Delaware. Washington wished to preserve his forts. We strengthened, and threw men into them. The enemy were repulsed in a land attack on one of them. Then they brought their ships to bear, and "shelled " the forts until they were no longer tenable, and were abandoned. Washington seemed never afterwards to have resisted the British on the water or near the water — if we excep