The War In The North

  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    British regulars arrive in Concord to take the colonists' weapons but they have akready been moved. While on Lexington Farm a shot was fired and the war began. When British troops tried to get into Concord the Americans were on the other side of the bridge and shot the British soldiers as they crossed. When British retreated more troops were killed by Americans hiding in trees.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    British waited for the colonists at Bunker Hill and the never came so they left. Two months kater, Americans went to Bunker Hill and used the trenches that the British had built. The colonists were winning because of the height advantage but in the end they lost because they ran out of ammo.
  • The Capture of Montreal

    The British were inactive at this time so the American troops decided to make their way to Canada and plan an attack. When they got their they won with ease.
  • The Assault on Quebec

    Quebec was the capital of British Canada. Two American forces went to attack it but when the British came and started fightihg back, the Americans had to retreat.
  • British Fleet Arive in New York

    Since the British left Boson, their main focus was on New York. They invaded Statin Island on ships and were unloaded on July 3rd. Clearly the Americans were not worried because they approved their Declaration of Independence the next day.
  • The Battle of Long Island

    When the Americans attacked they lost a lot of men and Britain lost less than 400. The colonists had to retreat and the British got Manhatten.
  • The Battle of The White Plains

    After the Americans left Manhatten to the British, they attacked Washington in the White Plains and the Americans left. During this battle, The British made a bad call because if they kept pursuing Washington's troops they would have been able to kill them all. Instead, They stopped to set up artillery batteries.
  • Letter From Washington to Spencer

    This letter was written after the White Plains Battle. Washingon needed a successful battle and was asking Spencer to create a distraction so that his troops will be able to attack by suprise and win.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The British called it off for the winter because they didn't want to fight in the cold. On the night of Christmas Washington took his troops across the Delaware River and attacked early the next morning. 100 Hessians died and 900 were captured and brought back to Pennsylvania. They never saw it coming.
  • The Battle of Princeton

    On December 30th Washington crossed the Delaware again and together with his troops evaded Cornwallis and made their way into New Jersey. In a matter of days they drove the British out of Southern New Jersey. In the following months, 8.000 new recruits joined the Americans.
  • Report by a Comittee of the Continental Congress

    This report was written all about the enemy, Britain. The Congress wasmad because British were hurting and insulting Americans. The British looked down upon them becase when they look at the colonists they don't see people fighting for their freedom, they see traitors. They see unloyal people rising up against their government and they don't like it one bit.
  • The Battle of Ticonderoga

    The Americans were in the fort and hey thought they were safe because the onl way the British could get them is a cannon up on Sugar Loaf Mountain and that's just what the British did. When the Americans saw them setting up on the mountain they fled the next day and by July 6th the British had taken over Fort Ticonderoga.
  • The Siege of Fort Stanwix

    British troops surrounded Fort Stanwix and planned on baracading the Americans and this went on for a couple of weeks but on August 23rd the British went back to Canada because they heard that 800 militia men were on their way.
  • The Battle of Brandywine

    250 ships carried 17,000 British troops and landed on Chesapeake Bay. The Continental Army rushed in with 11,000 men and Howe sent only 500 of his troops out and divided them up. Washington finally had to retreat which left nothing between Howe's army and Philadelphia.
  • The Battles of Saratoga

    There were actually two battles here, one on September 19th and the other on October 17th. It all started because Howe was focused on capturing Philadelphia but when he brought his troops that way they were stopped in Saratoga by Gates' army of 10,000 American soldiers. This was the turning point for the Americans. This was also when the French became the first foreign country to recognize the United States of America and got involved in the conflict.
  • Diary of Albigence Waldo

    This guy was a surgeon at Valley Forge. He described how the troops were living under terrible conditions and they just work through the pain because they know they are suffering for a better country. He says that those people who sit in their homes all day eating good food are the first ones to complain if they don't think their army is doing its best when the troops are starving and freezing for these people.
  • Letter From Washington to the Continental Congress

    In this letter, Washington talks about the battered shape that his troops are in. Many of them died from the bad conditions and there aren't very many that are all set for battle. Either they need shoes, clothes or are just sick from the cold weather and malnutrition. As all of this is going on, Washington is ery mad because the troops that he was promised have yet to make an appearance.
  • The Battle of Monmouth

    Washington's troops spent the winter in Valley Forge short on food and supplies. British troops in Philadelphia thought the French were going to attack them so they made their way to New York and Washingtoin met him at Monmouth, New Jersey and the Continental Army wanted to retreat early. Washington personally got troops together and made two counter attacks on the British and won the war.