North Battles

  • The Battle of Concord and Lexington

    These battles, which took place on the 19th of April in 1775, were the first formal military engagment between the British and the colonists. The British soldiers were sent to Concord to seise Samuel Adams and John Hancock. In addition to this goal, they also traveled there to destroy amunitions found in that area. However, by the time the British got to Lexington, a Patriot militia was waiting for them. This was when the first shot of the Revolutionary War was fired.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought for the two high points in Boston. High spots give a major advantage in a battle. Before the battle, the Patriots sucsessfully owned both of these spots. However, the British gained control over those two points after the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was one of the worst losses for the American side. The most famous thing that comes from this battle is probably the saying, "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" said by William Prescott, a Patriot.
  • The Battle of Quebec

    In the Battle of Quebec, Patriot troops attacked British soldiers and Canadian volunteers. The objective was to get the majority of Canadians onto the Revolutionary side of the war. Major General Benedict Arnold and Brigadier Richard Montgomery led the Americans. During the night of the 31st of December, Arnold launched attacks. Montgomery was killed during this. Though the Americans had launched surprised night attacks, the British captured most of the soldiers. The war was a terrible loss.
  • The Battle of Long Island

    The Battle of Long Island is one of the largest battles in the American Revoltuoin. During it, the British attempted to seise Long Island. Led by General George Washingon, the army split into five different parts with only one stationed on Long Island. Once it was apparent the British were moving onto Long Island, Washington rushed there. Unfortunatly, the Americans were overwhelmed by the superior number of British soldiers and suffered a defeat.
  • The Battle of the White Plains

    The British won the Battle of the White Plains in October of 1776. The Americans tried to stop the British advance from Eastchester, but were forced to retreat northward, away from the White Plains. There were 35 British causualties and 28 Americans causualties, with 120 British soldiers and 126 American soliders injured. The Americans were under the command of General Washington, while the British were under General Howe.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton is more commonly known as simply, "Washington crossing the Deleware River". In this battle the Americans surprised the Hessian soliders. Many consider this the turning point of the war. It is one of the reasons that Washington is so famous. Out of the 1,400 Hessian soldiers present 948 of them were captured, 92 wounded, and 22 killed. The Americans suffered minimal losses.
  • The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

    The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga was planned by Benedict Arnold. The Patriots were low on military supplies and Fort Ticonderoga in Canada on Lake Champlain stored a lot of what they needed, such as cannons. This battle, was an American victory. The siege was commanded by both Benedict Arnold and Ethan Alan.
  • The Battle of Saratyoga

    There were actually two Battles of Saratoga, one that took place on the 19th of September and another on October 7, 1777. Along with the Battle of Trenton, these battles were considered the turning point for the Americans in the Revolutionary War. These battles prevented the British from taking control of the Hudson River, destroyed a good amount of the British army and convinced France the American side was worth fighting.
  • The Battle of Germantown

    The point of the Battle of Germantown was to drive the numerous British troops out of Philidelphia and regain control of it. Commanded by General Washington, the Americans were unsucssessful, even though there were more causualties on the British side than the American. They were met by unexpected early British opposition. The Patriots were forced to retreat.
  • The Battle of Monmouth Courthouse

    General Washington's plan was to attack the British's rear guard as they moved from Philidelphia to New York. The Brish were moving because the French Navy had joined the war and they were afraid the French would blockade Philidelphia. The two armies ended up clashing at the Monmouth Courthouse in New Jersey. When the fighting ended, both sides claimed victory, though in the end, the Americans took the land.