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Historically, Sullivan used flank marches on both flanks to compromise the breastworks line, and our refight started with the
same plan being executed. The Indians and Loyalists found themselves cut off into smaller groups, and desperately defending
their positions from the start.
The force attacking Newtown itself advanced aggressively, but the Iroquois had deployed a strong force there, and fought energetically
to protect their homes. After heavy fighting, the attacking brigades were routed and fell back, but they had tied up the defenders,
limiting the reinforcements they could send to their hard pressed compatriots.
The breastworks and hill, however, were quickly beset on all sides as the rebels focused most of their resources there. The defenders
fought hard, but were beset from both sides, and were soon routed. Only a slow trickle of units moving up from Newtown itself prevented
a bigger breakthrough. As dusk fell, the town and its immediate fields remained in Iroquois hands, but the best part of their forces were
shattered, leaving a narrow, and very Pyrrhic Indian victory. Quite a different battle, and very close and entertaining.