American Revolution Battles - Brandon Finch 5b

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    First Battle of the War;
    British: Lt. Colonel Francis Smith;
    Importance: To capture and destroy rebel supplies stored by Massachusetts militia at Concord.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Colonist sneak and take the fort in the middle of the night. First major victory for the rebels.
    Rebels: Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold;
    British: Cpt. William Delaplace and Lt. Jocelyn Feltham
  • Bunker (Breed's) Hill

    Bunker (Breed's) Hill
    British attack on rebel fortifications; British win but suffer heavy losses; boost rebel moral
    Rebel: William Prescott
    British: General Howe
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    After crossing the Delaware River, Gen. Washington captures 2/3 of the 1,500 man Hessian garrison.
    Rebels: Gen. George Washington
    Hessians: Johann Rall
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    British attempt to split New England from the southern colonies; thrown back by the rebels, who also capture some entrenched British defenses. French enter the war.
    Rebels: Benedict Arnold
    British: Gen. John Burogyne and Gen. Henry Clinton
  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston
    The battle that marks the British's change of focus to the southern colonies; 5,000 rebels surrendered to Britain.
    Rebels: Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln
    British: Gen. Cornwallis
  • King's Mountain

    King's Mountain
    Decisive victory for the Patriot militia over the Loyalist militia in the southern campaign
    Rebels: Benjamin Cleveland, James Johnston, and William Campbell
    British/Loyalist: Maj. Patrick Ferguson
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    Last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War
    Rebels: Gen. George Washington
    British: Lt. Gen. Charles Cornwallis