key battle of the revoltionar war

  • Paul Revere's Ride of Warning

    Paul Revere's Ride of Warning
    The British planned a surprise attack on Lexington; a storage place for colonial arms. Paul Revere overheard these British plans. On April 18th, Revere rode out in the middle of the night to warn colonial militia of the approaching British.
  • Lexington And Concord

    Lexington And Concord
    First shots of the Revoltion were fired here.This event is sometimes referred to as the "shot heard round the world' because of the impact of the American revoltionary ideals on other nations.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This was the first official battle of the American Revolution. The battle took place between British troops and the American Continental Army.
  • U.S. Navy was Created

    U.S. Navy was Created
    On November 28, the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of the American Navy. Although the Navy was to play only a minor role in the war, the success of American privateers in interrupting British trade was an important factor aiding the patriot cause.
  • Americans Attack Canada

    Americans Attack Canada
    In September 1775 Arnold set off with an American force to capture Quebec. It was not until December 31 that Arnold's troops were ready to attack. The attack failed and the Americans were repulsed after suffering heavy losses.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Twelve colonies voted in favor of the Declaration of Independence. New York abstained. This Declaration stated that the colonies were free and independent states, absolved of all allegiance to England. It made official what had already been happening; as the War of Independence was in full swing.
  • The Battle at Saratoga BEGAN

    The Battle at Saratoga BEGAN
    The turning point of the warfor the American Patroits.American forces defeated the british in their attempt to spill the colonies at the hudson river.
  • The Battle of Saratoga ENDED

    The Battle of Saratoga ENDED
    The British had no choice but to surrender which they did on October 13, 1777. One quarter of the British forces in North America thus surrendered, and, while many battles were yet to be fought, American Independence was assured.
  • Battle of Charleston, SC

    Battle of Charleston, SC
    In 1778, the British Commander-in-Chief in America Lt. General Henry Clinton turned his attention to the South, where partisan fighting between Patriot militia and Tories had been heavy. Clinton had been there once before on June 28, 1776 when Colonel William Moultrie had defeated Clinton and Commodore Sir Peter Parker at the Battle of Fort Sullivan.
  • Battle of King Mountain

    Battle of King Mountain
    The defenders' losses quickly mounted and, when Ferguson was killed, the fight went out of the remaining soldiers. Of the Tory troops, 157 were killed, 163 were severely wounded and 698 were captured. The patriot militia lost only 28 killed and 62 wounded.
  • Battle of the Cowpens

    Battle of the Cowpens
    American General Morgan defeated a British force of regulars under the command of Colonel Tarleton. Morgan's troops enveloped the British in a classic military action that captured all of the British forces.
  • Battle of YorkTown

    Battle of YorkTown
    General Cornwalis arrived in Petersburg in May of 1781. After receiving conflicting instructions, Cornwalis went to Yorktown and began preparing a naval base there. General Washington moved south and, together with French ground and naval forces, surrounded the British army, forcing its surrender and effectively ending the war.