American Revolution Key Battles

  • Lexington in Concord

    Lexington in Concord
    The first shots of the Revolution were fired there. This event is sometimes refferd to ( Be heard as the shot around the world.)
  • The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

    The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
    On the night of May 9, 1775, about 100 men crossed Lake Champlain and at dawn on May 10, slipped into the Fort. Most of the dozen British soldiers garrisoned there were still asleep. The commander of the fort appeared and quickly surrendered the fort.
    The American commanders were Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
  • Bunkers Hill

    Bunkers Hill
    The Patriots lost but they learned too hide behined stuff to keep safe. First battle it was ment too be fought on Bunkers Hill
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    Two miles beyond the landing, at Bear's Tavern, Washington separated his army into two columns: General Greene a division of about 1,200 men and ten fieldpieces, accompanied by General Washington, down the Pennington Road while General Sullivan's division of about 1,500 men marched down the River Road. Informed along the march by courier that the storm was making muskets unfit for firing, Washington responded: "Tell General Sullivan to use the bayonet. I am resolved to take Trenton."
  • The Battle of Germantown

    The Battle of Germantown
    With Howe's forces thus divided, Washington saw an opportunity to confront the British. He decided to attack the British garrison in Germantown as the last effort of the year before the onset of winter. His plan was to attack the British at night with four columns from different directions with the goal of creating a double envelopment. Washington hoped to surprise the British and Hessian armies in much the same way he had surprised the Hessians at the Battle of Trenton.
  • Saratoga

    The turning point of the war for the American Patriots. American forces defeated the British in their attempt to split the colonies at the Houstan River.
  • The Capture of Savannah

    The Capture of Savannah
    The British held Savannah for the duration of the war, which they used as a base to conduct coastal raids from Charleston, South Carolina to the Florida coast. In the fall of 1779, a combined French and American attempt to recapture Savannah failed with significant casualties. The British held Savannah through the remainder of the war and used the city as a staging ground for further attacks in the South, until the British evacuated on July 11, 1782.
  • Charleston

    In 1778, the British commander-in chief in American Lt. General Henry Clinton turned his attention to the South, where Partisan fighting between Patriot milita & Tories had been heavy.
  • Cowpens

    This was an important battle in South Carolina. It showed the cooperation of the regular Continental Army & the irregular Partisans forces.
  • Yorktown

    Final battle of the war. The French navy assisted General George Washington & his army by blockading the harbor.