Significant Battles of the American Revolution

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    At Lexington, “minute men” refused to disperse. Shots were fired killing 8 Americans and wounding several more. Afterwards, redcoats pushed on to concord, where they were ambushed by the colonies. The colonies were smart by hiding in the tall grass until the redcoats marched by and then the colonists fired. Many British soldiers died when the colonists had shot them and the remaining all ran away. On that day, the British and colonies knew it was war time.
  • The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    One of the most important battles between the Americans and the British was held at Fort Ticonderoga. On May 10th, Benedict Arnold from Massachusetts and Ethan Allen from Vermont joined their forces and attacked the British military base in Ticonderoga. The capture of Fort Ticonderoga was the first American victory and gave the Continental Army a big boost.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775 during the Siege of Boston. The British were running up the hill thinking there was only about 50 soldiers. But when the British got closer all the American soldiers stood up and it was a Massacre. The Americans won the battle because of the surprise of and they had the high ground. This would be the first American battle victory.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    The Battle of Quebec was fought on December 31, 1775, between the American Continental Army and the British. The British was defending the city of Quebec. So the Americans moved in but ended up losing the battle. The battle was the first major defeat of the war for the Americans, and it came with heavy losses. This is one of the most important battle of the war because it shows that American faced a huge defeat, and got back up and still won the war overall.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga happened on September and October, 1777, during the second year of the war. The Americans were led by General Horatio Gates, and the British were led by General John Burgoyne. On October 17 Burgoyne surrendered his army of nearly 6,000 British soldiers. The American victory helped convince France to come to the aid the Continental Army.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was a conflict on the morning of December, 26, 1777. This battle is the famous picture if Washington crossing the Delaware River. Hessian army was crushed by Washington's raid across the Delaware River and the Americans were invigorated by the easy defeat of the British Hessian forces.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was between September 28 to October 19. The battle was a joined France-American land and sea campaign that entrapped a major British army at Yorktown, Virginia. This forced Britain to surrender. The siege virtually ended military operations in the American Revolution. This was an American victory, and really helped America win the war.