Northern battles

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  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The British learned of secret weapons and gunpowder that were being stored by a militia in Concord. They began marching there and were met by 70 minutemen on Lexington green. A small battle ensued with a victory for the British who continued marching on. They reached were then headed off by soldiers at Old North Bridge and retreated back to Boston, where they were met by 4000 patriots. This battla was the first American victory.
  • Battle at Fort Ticonderoga

    The Green Mountain Boys, led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold overcame a British garrison that were at the fort. The group proceeded to loot the fort and bring all of the goods back to boston.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    British troops marched up Breed's hill, and were shot at by 1600 muskets. The British troops retreated. After three tries, the British took Breed's Hill, and were able to quickly overrun Bunker Hill. In the battle, nearly 1100 British soldiers were killed or wounded, and Patriot casualties equaled nearly 400.
  • Battle of Long Island

    General Howe leads a large army to the coast of New york, leading to a series of battles. Around 32000 british troops were battering at Washington's lesser army.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Washington's army left their camp in Pennsylvania on December 25, 1776 and went on the attack. 2400 troops were ferried across the Delaware river. Early the next morning, they surprised 1400 Hessians who were stationed in Trenton New Jersey. Almost the entire Hessian was captured.
  • Battle of Princeton

    A few days after the Battle of Trenton, Washington made an attack on the town of Princeton. They left fires burning at their camp to fool the British, and marched on with 5000 troops. The next morning they were spotted, and the British attacked. The Patriots came out victorious.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    General Howe moved his 15000 troop army from New York to attack Philadelphia. The 10500 defenders were defeated at Brandywine Creek in early September. Later in September the British occupied Philadelphia. In mid-September, the Americans attacked the British forces.