Battles Of the Revoultion

  • Lexington & Concord

    800 British troops marched to Concord to seize the military suppies stored there. They were intercepted at Lexington by 70 armed minutemen, alerted by Paul Revere of the british arriving. The colonists were defeated, and the British marched on to Concord. They took some supplies, but the colonists hid most of them prior to their arrival. When the british retreated, they were met by 4,000 armed patriots.
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    Siege of Boston

    The Patriots surrounded Boston in an effort to chase out the Brtish soldiers. They were successful.
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    Northern Battles

  • Bunker Hill

    The british captured the high ground back from the patriots. Even though they succeeded in taking the hill and nearby breeds hill, the British were severly weakend by these battles. The Colonists were forced to retreat because of lack of ammunition.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    The fort was poorly protected by British soldiers, and In 1775 Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys had as easy win when they suprize attacked the Fort. It was essential to the Americans, as this victory gave them much needed supplies.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Because he knew the british wanted New York, Washington positioned his troops on long Island. However, the American casualties became too great, and they were forced to retreat.
  • Battle of White Plains

    The Americans were fought by Hessians and British, and were forced to for the duration of the Battle of White Plains, New Jersey.
  • Battle Of Trenton

    On a Cold Cristmas Night, Washington led his troops across the Delaware River. The next morning, they suprise-attacked the Hessians, even though there was a tradition of not fighting in Winter. The Americans Captured 1500 Hessians, and they suffered 5 casualties.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Washington and his men attacked Princeton shortly after Trenton. They left fires burning at their camp to fool the torys, and set off in the night. They managed to drive back the British.
  • Battle Of Germantown

    Washington and Greene tried to drive the British out of Philadelphia. They came at the British from different Directions.
  • Battle Of Saratoga

    This was acctually multiple American Victories in Saratoga, New York. It was a major turning point in the war, as it convinced the French to join the Colonist's side.
  • Monmouth Courthouse

    The British evacuated Philadelphia, as the French had joined the war and now they were the weaker side. On retreating, General Lee attacked them from behind, but his plan backfired and he left the Americans totaly exposed. General Washington took over for Lee, and turned around the battle. This is what made him the Commander for the Americans.
  • Battle Of Vincennes

    500 British troops and Native Americans arrived at Vincennes under Henry Hamilton. The Natives fought because the colonists were encroaching onto their hunting grounds. The British fought for the location, and got it because of lack of French defense.
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    Southern Battles

  • Savannah

    The British were intrested in Savannah because it was a good location for a base in the war. The Patriots defending it were outnumbered and outskilled by the British, resulting in a British Victory.
  • Battle of Vincennes (2)

    The French wanted to recapture Vincennes, and a general Named Goerge Rogers Clark went out to seize the city. Although he had a small army, he made it appear much larger by marching it back and forth, and Hamilton (the British) surrendered shortly after.
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    Seige of Charleston

    The British wanted control in the southern colonies, as to have a place for loyalists to go and gain support from one another. Since they already controlled Georgia, Charleston was a very good option. They lay seige to the city, and eventually the colonists surrendered.
  • Battle of Camden

    2400 British soldiers, lead by Cornwallis, fought the patriots, lead by Horatio Gates, in Camden, South Carolina. Because of the swampy enviornment, the Patriots were forced to retreat.
  • Battle of Kings Mountain

    This battle took place on the border of North and South Carolina. The American Patriots won when the Loyalist commander, named Patrick Ferguson, was killed, resulting in a loyalist surrender.
  • Battle Of Cowpens

    A small Battle on the border of north and south carolina that had a very large impact. About a thousand on each side, the strategic position of the Americans won them the battle. This boosted morale for the colonists, as it stopped Cornwallis' men.
  • The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

    Four thousand patriots, including the Continental Amry and the Militia, fought Two thousand British around the Guilford Courthouse. The Americans acctually lost, as they were forced to retreat, but the English suffered heavy casualties.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The combined forces of Americans and French fought against the British at Yorktown, A city under seige. The British were outnumbered two to one and could not escape by sea, thanks to a French blockade. The British surrendered on October 19, 1781 to George Washington.