The Battles of the Revolutionary War

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  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    First battle of the Revolution
  • The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga, which is located on Lake Champlain, became an objective for its stores of munitions and the strategic position of control that it held over the waterways to Canada.
  • The Battle of Chelsea Creek

    The second military engagement of the Boston campaign of the American Revolutionary War
  • The Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill

    This battle made both sides realize that this was not going to be a matter decided on by one quick and decisive battle
  • The Battle of Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec was an attempt on December 31, 1775, by American colonial forces to capture the city of Quebec, drive the British military from the Province of Quebec, and enlist French Canadian support for the American Revolutionary War.
  • The Battle of Long Island (Brooklyn Heights)

    George Washington led this battle and barely made it out alive.
  • The Battle of White Plains

    The fort was lost to the Americans forever, and was named Knyphausen. Its unfortunate garrison filled the prisons of New York and crowded the British prison-ships wherein they were dreadful suffers.
  • The Battle of Fort Washington

    British had seized many goods and ammunition.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The weather conditions made it unfit for guns to be fired so soldiers used their bayonets.
  • The Battle of Princeton

    -Following his surprise victory at Trenton on December 26, 1776, General George Washington decided to use his momentum and grab another victory before entering winter quarters. On December 30, he crossed the Delaware River back into New Jersey. At 1 A.M. on January 3, 1777, the rest of Washingtons force set out. In Princeton, Lt. General Charles Cornwallis had left 1,400 British troops under the command of Lt. Colonel Charles Mawhood. Washington was able to attack and defeat the troops at Prince
  • The Battle of Oriskany

    one of the bloodiest battles in the North American theater of the American Revolutionary War and a significant engagement of the Saratoga campaign
  • The Battle of Bennington

    A rebel force of 2,000 men, primarily composed of New Hampshire and Massachusetts militiamen, led by General John Stark, and reinforced by men led by Colonel Seth Warner and members of the Green Mountain Boys, decisively defeated a detachment of General John Burgoynes army led by Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum, and supported by additional men under Lieutenant Colonel Heinrich von Breymann.
  • The Battle of Saratoga (Freemans Farm)

    Decided the fate of British General John Burgoynes army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war.
  • The Battle of Monmouth

    The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House
  • The Battle of Camden

    On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about 10 km (five miles) north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas following the capture of Charleston.
  • The Battle of Kings Mountain

    The actual battle took place on October 7 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in rural York County, South Carolina, where the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist forces commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson of the 71st Foot.
  • The Battle of Cowpens

    It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British.
  • The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

    A force of 1,900 British troops under the command of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis defeated an American force of 4,000 troops, commanded by Major General Nathanael Greene.
  • The Battle of Eutaw Springs

    The Battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, and was the last major engagement of the war in the Carolinas.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    Final battle of the American Revolution