Northern Battles

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    Northern Battles

  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775
    The American Patriots had a bunch of weapons hidden in Concord. On April 18 a group of about 800 hundred British soldiers marched to Concord with plans to seize these weapons. When word of their plan got out, the soldiers were stopped at Lexington and defeated by Americans.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    At dawn the Patriots snuk into Fort Ticonderoga led by Arnold. They attacked at dawn hoping for the element of surprise. They demanded surrender and that's exactly what they got.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Americans occupied Bunker Hill, a high point of the battle in Boston. On June 17th the British attacked! The British won the battle and took control of Bunker Hill. However, the British had 1,100 causualties and the Patriots had less than 400.
  • The Battle of Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec
    The Americans, led by Arnold and Montgomery, attacked British troops, along with some Canadian volunteers in Quebec. Montgomery was killed in this battle and only one group of American soldiers even penetrated the city walls. These men were captured and the battle lost for the Americans.
  • Brooklyn Heights/ Long Island

    Brooklyn Heights/ Long Island
    The British transported 21,000 infantry across the Verrazano Narrows and landed them at Gravesend Bay. They wanted to gain control of Brooklyn Heights, the highest point in all of greater New York. George Washington sent a force of 11,000 soldiers to defend them. On August 27th, the two forces clashed atop the Heights. American forces were forced to retreat making this a British victory.
  • White Plains 1776

    Following Washington northward from New York City, British General Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington's escape route. Washington moved even farther into White Plains, New York, but failed to take conrol of it's high points. The British won and forced the Patriots farther North.
  • Trenton 1776

    Trenton 1776
    Washington unexpectedly attacked the British troops in Trenton in the middle of winter, which gained them the benefit of surprise. There were only five American casualties and most of the Hessian force was captured.
  • Princeton 1777

    Princeton 1777
    A few days after WAshington attacked Trenton he also attacked Princeton. He left fires burning so people would think him and his army were still at camp. He lead 5,000 troops which were spotted by the British, who attacked. However, the British lost and Americans captures the town.
  • Ft. Ticonderoga 1777

    Ft. Ticonderoga 1777
    On July 6th Americans took as many weapons and supplies as they could from fort Ticonderoga and left. However, a French officer set fire to the house on the summit of the hill and the British pursued the Americans, but they escaped.
  • Brandywine Creek 1777

    Brandywine Creek 1777
    At 6:00am Howe sent half his force sraight to Washington as a decoy. The rest of Howe’s army marched north, 17 miles total, to cross the Brandywine Creek above the fords that Washington guarded. When Washington had spotted Howe's army he had to put up a defense. However they were losing the battle when Howe's other force also attacked, causing the Americans to flee.
  • Germantown

    Washington decided to attack the British at Germantown at 5:00 am, however, not all of the army was in place. Some parts ofr the army was spotted by the British, and they hid where they wouldnt feel the effect of the british attack.
  • Saratoga

    Around Saratoga New York, starting in mid September of 1777 the Americans, lead by General Gates. attacked Burgoyne's forces. This resulted in a sersies of American victories. Finally on October 17, Burgoyne surrendered his army.
  • Battle of Monmouth 1778

    Battle of Monmouth 1778
    Washington and his army attacked the rear of the British army as they left the monmouth court house. Due to casualties it was considered a British loss. It was the final major battle of the war and america won.