Northern Battles of the American Revolution

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  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord marks the first military engagment of the American Revolution. The British were coming to destroy the minutemens weapons but the Patriots had been warned by effective intelligence gathering that they were coming so they had moved and hidden most of their weapons before the British got there.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Before the Battle of Bunker Hill the Patriots were in conrtol of Bunker Hill and Breed Hill, the two high points in Boston. It took the British three tries to run the Patriots out, but they did winning them control. They may have won that battle but it came at a great cost, 8oo wounded and 226 killed.
  • Battle of Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec was the first majorly offensive move made by the American forces in the American Revolution. The Americans lost this battle and also suffered great cassualties, 60 dead or wounded and 426 captured.
  • Battle of Long Island

    New York was a key place for communication between Northern and Southern collonies. When the British realized this they attacked and took over New York. Had General William Howe listened to his officers about their pleas to storm the American redouts in Brooklyn Heights.
  • Battle of White Planes

    British movements caused Washington and his army to retreat into Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Marking yet another American loss.
  • Battle of Trenton

    After their loss at the Battle of Long Island the American cause was weakening, so before Washington's army dispersed he chose to attack the Hessian position at Trenton on the extreme southern end of the over extended British line across Delaware. This was more than just a victory for them, it strengthened their cause greatly.
  • Battle of Ticonderoga

    Battle of Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga, which had once been a place of strategic significance, was under the control of the Americans, then the British wanted it and the Americans left it to them.
  • Battle of Bennington

    The Battle of Bennington was an important victory for the Americans because it cut down the British forces by almost 1000 men and made the British's Indian support largely abandon them.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    The British won the Battle of Brandywine Creek. The Americans left Philidelphia, the revolutionary capitol, undefended and the British captured the city.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Comprised of two battles, one on September 19 and one on October 7, the Battles of Saratoga were a major turning point in the war. This American victory convinced French forces to join and help the American cause.