War for Independence

  • Seige Of Boston

    20,000 armed patriots aurrounded Boston keeping 6,000 British troops from ruining the rebellion. With Vermont militia they ended up surprising the British troops and taking over their fort letting the patriots take cannons and other supplies.
  • Quebec, 1775

    The continental congress ordered an invasion on the British troops for Canada. British wanted to send troops into the upper colonies while simultaneously reinforcing the army in Boston.
  • Concord

    About 20 miles from Boston, weapons were stockpiled in concord. Also, 800 troops were sent to Concord with order to stop the weapon supply.
  • Lexington

    British force had reached Lexington, encountering 70 armed minutemen. In 8 minutes Americans were killed laying on the green, another 10 were wounded.
  • Bunker Hill

    Three attacks were made by the British making an attempt to take down the patriots because the americans ran 2 hills north of Boston. In the end of the battle the British won, having lost 1,100 out of a total of 2,400 died or had been wounded.
  • Battle of Long Island, 1776

    British landed on Long Island, across The Narrows from Staten Island, and across the East River from Manhattan.Five days of waiting went by and the British attacked American defenses on the Guana (Gowanus) Heights. Without the Americans knowing,Howe had brought his main army around their rear and attacked their flank soon after. The Americans had a stand-by of Maryland troops to help keep the army from being captured.
  • Princeton, 1777

    Washington's forces defeated British forces near Princton, New Jersey.
  • Saratoga, 1777

    15,000 members of General Howe's army was sent Philadelphia from New York. 10,500 of Washington's defenders were defeated at Brandywine Creek.
  • Germantown, 1777

    The Battle of Germantown, in the in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War, the British victory in this battle made sure that Philadelphia, the capital of the self-proclaimed United States of America, would stay in the hands of the British throughout the winter of 1777–1778.
  • Monmouth court house, 1778

    Washington dispatched General Charles Lee with 5,000 men to assault the British rear guard near Monmouth Court House. Lee mismanaged the fight and was forced to retreat with the British in pursuit.Washington advanced with the main army and rallied the troops.