Northern Battles of the American Revolution

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    War for Independence

  • Battle of Concord

    Battle of Concord
    British troops entered Concord in the early morning hours, with the goal of destroying Patriot weapons and getting food for their breakfast. They set a bonfire to burn weapons and bought food from residents. All in all, 73 British were killed and 49 Americans were lost.
  • Battle at Lexington

    Battle at Lexington
    American minutemen were ordered not to fire unless fired upon at this battle on the Lexington town common. One unknown bullet was fired, and others soon followed. When the smoke cleared, 8 Americans were deceased, and only one British troop was barely wounded.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    On the northern side of Boston Harbor, 2,400 british troops launched an attack on 1,600 Patriots in order to turn over the rebellion on the peninsula. It was a gory battle, an eighth of all British officer deaths during the entire war happened at this battle.
  • Battle at Brooklyn Heights

    Battle at Brooklyn Heights
    The British goal, to take over New York City was off to a rocky start. The general did not follow the advice given to him and proceeded to storm Brooklyn Heights. General Washington sent the continental army to Manhattan, saving them from capture. The British finally captured New York on September 15.
  • Battle at Trenton

    Battle at Trenton
    Washington led his troops into Delaware, parading through the night to a battle against the Hessians. Forces circled the cty of Trenton, and in the end, 20 Hessians were killed, while only 6 Americans died - 2 of being frozen.
  • Battle at Brandywine Creek

    Battle at Brandywine Creek
    This battle was actually moderately unimportant to the war. However, 1000 Americans were killed, along with 550 British.
  • Battle at Saratoga

    Battle at Saratoga
    This battle is considered to be the turning point of the Revolutionary War for Americans. German troops assisted British troops, along with Canadians and Indians. This army was of 5000 men, while the American army was roughly 12,000 militia and troops. The British, in all, lost 3 men for every American lost. After almost a month, the British General surrendered to the Americans. This battle proved to France that the colonies were a strong army worthy of backing up.
  • Battle of Germantown

    Battle of Germantown
    Washington planned this attack with less than 24 hours notice. He had four different groups of troops prepared to launch attack on the British. However, one group got lost in thick fog, and the rest didn't properly coordinate with each other. In the end, the Americans lost, a loss commonly blamed on poor luck and timing.
  • Battle at Princeton

    Battle at Princeton
    Washington pulled an attack similar to his Trenton plan on Princeton. The following morning, Cornwallis tried to attack back, but Washington's troops drove back the British and captured the city.