Battles of the North

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  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lextington and Concord was technically two battles, they were just fought on the same day and one resulted in Colonial retreat and the other a Colonial Victory. At Lexington the Americans were over powered, and forcred to retreat. They retreated to Concord and prepared for battle on the other side of the North Bridge, as the British attempted to cross the bridge to fight the Colonials shot at them causing many losses and a lot of confusion for the British.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Colonials dug themselves into Breed and Bunker Hill and successfully held of the British two times. On the third attempt of the British the Colonials fell. The British win came at a cost, many of their men were killed or injured during this battle.
  • Capture of Montreal

    The Colonials believed that the Canadians also wanted to get rid of Englands control over them. So American Colonials under General Richard Montgomery marched from Fort Ticonderoga to Montreal. Montreal fell easily.
  • The Battle of Quebec

    A disaster overall for the Colonials. Two Colonial forces were supposed to attack together, but Benidict Arnold attempted to attack with just his men. After this failed and the two forces joined they tried again. It was bad timing though cause a snowstorm came about and made the Colonials muskets useless.
  • Landing on Staten Island

    The (British) Howes brothers were supposed to take New York City, then go north along the Hudson River, to meet up with General Burgoyne’s force.
  • Battle of Long Island

    General Howe's forces moved to Long Island. Washington sent 10,000 men to try and slow down the British forces. This didn't exactly go as planned and led to 300 American casualties and less then 400 British ones.
  • Battle of White Plains

    After abandoning Manhattan Washington set up his lines in White Plains. General Howe attacked, driving the Colonials from the field. Howes didnt go after Washington and his men allowing them to retreat north. Instead he constructed artillery batteries.
  • Battle of Trenton

    General Howe ordered a cease of operations for the winter. Washington wasn't quite ready to take a break from fighting. He crossed the Delaware River to Trenton and launched a surprise attack on the Hessians that were staying there. 100 Hessians were killed and 900 were captured.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Following up his victory at Trenton Washington brought his men to Princeton. The Colonials were able to inflict 500 more casualties on the British. Also these victories led to 8,000 new recruits for the Continental Army.
  • Battle of Ticonderoga

    The British were able to set up on high ground, a mountain called Sugar Loaf. This position gave them the option to fire cannons into the Fort. The Colonials realizing this, evacuated quickly. Leaving the British to meet no resistance when taking the Fort.
  • The Siege of Fort Stanwix

    The British force trying to capture Fort Stanwix was made up partially of indians. They had one successful attack killing 800 Colonials. After that the indians got bored of sitting around and waiting, so they took off. Then Benidict Arnold spread a rumor saying he was coming with a ton of men to support the fort. St. Leger believed him and left for Canada.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Howe divided his forces and sent 5000 at Washington and the others at the Continental Army. The Colonials 1000 killed or injured and 400 captured, while the British had only 600 killed. Washingtons forces retreated leaving Philidelphia open to the British.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Two battles:
    Battle of Freeman’s Farm- Benedict Arnold held off a British attack
    Battle of Bemis Heights(Saratoga)- Put an end to the British assault, and followed it up with an American counterattack
  • Monmouth

    Washington lead his men against the British as the British tried to march to Monmouth. Neither side truly one the battle, but due to casualties it is considered a loss for the British. Both sides lost many due to heat stroke, but the Britsih lost 1200 while the Colonials lost less than 500.