Revolutionary War Battles (North)

  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    Britsih Commander General Thomas Gage found out about the arms the Patriots had been hiding in Concord. He told Lieutenant-colonel Francis Smith to send Britidh troops to steal and destroy the weapons. The Patriots heard of tthe British troop's plan and decided to ambush them. In Lexington, Some militiamen tried to attack but were forced to retreat. When the British came to a bridge in Concord the militia was ready for them sending the British back to Boston. This was a costly defeat for England
  • Battle of Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill

    Battle of Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill
    British Army attacked Patriots on Breed's Hill. After three asssaults the British finally forced the Patriots to retreat when they ran out of ammunition. Then at Bunker Hill the British won again. The total casualties for them was roughly 1,100 of 2,400 while the Patriots lost less than 400.
  • The Battle Of Quebec

    The Battle Of Quebec
    General Montgomery and General Benedict Arnold, (arriving arrived with 500 less men than he started with) marched to Quebec. Quebec was expecting them and Arnold was forced to cancel assault for reinforcements. When the reinforcements arrived a terrible storm also arrived causing the forces to pull out. They ultimately evacuated in 1776 to Fort Ticonderoga.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    The Colonial troops were diveded; some on channel between Staten Island and Long Island, some sent to delay British advances, and some stayed with Washington to prepare for the on Manhattan attack. The troops on Long Island joined the troops in Manhattan after the British landed, however, Washington knew he would be defeated and decided to withdraw for the good of his army.
  • Battle of White Plains

    Battle of White Plains
    British General William Howe led his troops to Westchester County in an attempt to cut off George Washington's escape route from New York City. when Washinton found out, he rerouted his troops to White Plains but found a weakness on a hill that Howe's troops drove Washington's out of. This caused the Patriots to retreat even further north.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    Washington led his troops to New Jersey to attack the British. As they were crossing the Deleware River, a large British ship came by nearly trapping them at Trenton. They were saved by going north to Princeton. Waiting for them was a British force. After fighting them, the Patriots proceeded to New Jersey and drove the Brtish from there. This caused many recruits for their army.
  • Siege of Fort Stanwix

    Siege of Fort Stanwix
    British troops came to Fort Stanwix and destroyed 800 militia but the defenders would not surrender. The Native Americans fighting for the British army gave up. Gen. Arnold tried to gather a force to relieve the fort. He could not get enough support so he lied to scare the British. When the British heard this they left Fort Stanwix and went back to Canada.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The British were forced to surrender when meeting colonial militia in Vermont but General Burgoyne kept going. He crossed the Hudson River to Saratoga where General Gates was awaiting with his troops. The British tried to attack twice over a three week period but were not successful and a counterattack occured. Burgoyne's then surrendured.
  • Battle of Germantown

    Battle of Germantown
    Fought in Germantown, Pennsylvania the British's victory of this battle locked in their ownership of Philadelphia for the winter of 1777/1778
  • Battle of Monmouth

    Battle of Monmouth
    During the winter of 1777/1778, Washing ton and his army sufferred. General Clinton decided to leave New York because he thought they were susceptable to an attack by the newly Independent French. Washington decided to attack on their march to New York City and they fought in Monmouth, New Jersey. The Americans won.