North Battles

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    Northern Battles

  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between Great Britain and its thirteen colonies.
    About 700 British Army regulars were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. Through effective intelligence gathering, Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk and had moved most of them to other locations.
  • Siege of Boston

    Siege of Boston
    The Siege of Boston was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War, in which New England militiamen surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within. The Americans, led by George Washington, eventually forced the British to withdraw from the town after an 11-month siege.
  • Ft. Ticonderoga

    Ft. Ticonderoga
    The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga was when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and looted the personal belongings of the garrison. Cannons and other armaments from the fort were transported to Boston and used to fortify Dorchester Heights and break the stalemate at the Siege of Boston.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    Americans occupied two hills north of Boston. The British then took both hills. The British won and it was a termendous loss for Patriots.
  • Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec was between American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of the city of Quebec, early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major defeat of the war for the Americans, and it came at a high price. General Richard Montgomery was killed, Benedict Arnold was wounded, and Daniel Morgan and more than 400 men were taken prisoner.
  • Brooklyn Heights

    Brooklyn Heights
    The first major battle in the American Revolutionary War following the United States Declaration of Independence, the largest battle of the entire conflict, and the first battle in which an army of the United States engaged, having declared itself a nation only the month before.
  • White Plains

    White Plains
    Following the retreat of George Washington's Continental Army northward from New York City, British landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington's escape route. Washington retreated further, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failing to establish firm control over local high ground. British's troops drove Washington's troops from a hill near the village.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton took place after General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans.
  • Princeton

    In the Battle of Princeton, the colonists beat the Britsh. After the battle, Washington moved his army to Morristown, and with their third defeat in 10 days, the British evacuated southern New Jersey.
  • Ft Ticonderoga

    Ft Ticonderoga
    The British occupied high ground above the fort, and nearly surrounded the Americans. These movements precipitated the occupying Continental Army, an under-strength force of 3,000 to withdraw from Ticonderoga and the surrounding defences. Some gunfire was exchanged, and there were some casualties, but there was no formal siege and no pitched battle. The Britsh army occupied Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Independence.
  • Brandywine Creek

    Brandywine Creek
    The battle, which was a decisive victory for the British, left Philadelphia, the revolutionary capital, undefended. The British captured the city on September 26, beginning an occupation that would last until June 1778.
  • Saratoga

    Generally regarded as a turning point in the war, the battles were fought eighteen days apart. French formal participation changed the war to a global conflict. This battle also resulted in Spain contributing to the war on the American side.
  • Germantown

    The British victory in this battle ensured that Philadelphia, the capital of the self-proclaimed United States of America, would remain in British hands throughout the winter of 1777–1778.
  • Monmouth Court House

    Monmouth Court House
    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.