American Revolution battles, Adam Diesing, blk.5b

Timeline created by adiesing
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Militia commanders: British officers:
    Francis smith, John Pitcairn, Hugh Percy
    John Parker
    James Barrett
    William Heath
    Joeseph warren
    Isaac Davis
    John Buttrick
    It started the war.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Militia commanders: British officers:
    Francis smith, John Pitcairn, Hugh Percy
    John Parker
    James Barrett
    William Heath
    Joeseph warren
    Isaac Davis
    John Buttrick
    It started the war.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Ethan Allen
    Benedict Arnold
    William Dellaplace
    Strategic importance- It impeded communication between northern and southern units of the British Army, and gave the nascent Continental Army a staging ground for the invasion of Quebec later in 1775
  • Bunker (Breeds) Hill

    Bunker (Breeds) Hill
    Israel Putnam
    William Prescott
    Joseph Warren
    John Stark
    (Warren declined command and fought as an individual)
    British Army:
    William Howe
    Sir Robert Pigot
    James Abercrombie
    Henry Clinton
    Royal Navy:
    Samuel Graves
    John Pitcairn
    Strategic importance- The battle at the time was considered to be a colonial defeat; however, the losses suffered by the British troops gave encouragement to the colonies, demonstrating that militiamen were able to stand up to regular army troops
  • Trenton/Princeton

    Trenton/Princeton
    Colonies- George Washington, Nathaniel George
    Britain- Johaan Rall
    Strategic importance- They are noted as the first successes won by Washington in the open field. They put new life into the American cause, and established Washington in the confidence of his troops and the country at large.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    Horatio Gates
    Benedict Arnold
    Benjamin Lincoln
    Enoch Poor
    Ebenezer Learned
    Daniel Morgan John Burgoyne
    Simon Fraser
    F.A. Riedesel
    Strategic importance- the French entered the war on the American side
  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston
    Commanders and leaders: Sir Henry Clinton
    Mariot Arbuthnot
    Charles Cornwallis

    Benjamin Lincoln (POW)
    Strategic importance: it was one of the major battles which took place towards the end of the American Revolutionary War, after the British began to shift their strategic focus towards the American Southern Colonies.
  • King's Mountain

    King's Mountain
    Commanding officers: James Johnston
    William Campbell
    John Sevier
    Frederick Hambright
    Joseph McDowell
    Benjamin Cleveland
    James Williams
    Isaac Shelby
    Joseph Winston
    William Chronicle
    Patrick Ferguson
    Abraham DePeyster
    Strategic importance: The surprising victory over the American Loyalist militia came after a string of rebel defeats at the hands of Lord Cornwallis, and greatly raised the Patriots' morale. Cornwallis was forced to abandon his southern campagne
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    Commanding officers:
    George Washington
    Marquis De Lafayette
    Comte de Rochambeau
    Comte de Grasse
    Strategic significance: ended the revolutionary war