Lexington and Concordtwo important British officers were Francis Smith and John Pitcairn
Two important Patriot commanders were John Parker and James Barrett
This was the first battle of the revolution and the British were sent to destroy a rebel armory in Concord
Fort TiconderogaThe Battle of Fort Ticonderoga was when a small force of Green Mountain Boys, few hundred milita men led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and looted the personal belongings of the garrison.
It was the first American victory of the war.
Bunker (Breed's) HillDespite their loss it was important becasue they inflicted significant casualties against the British and it gave them a nice confident boost. The patriots also wanted to take control of the forts weaponry.
Sir Robert Pigot
Trenton/Princeton (NJ Camaign)The battle of Trenton was December 26th, 1776 and the Princeton battle was January 3, 1777
Battle of Trenton- George Washington and Nathanael Greene British: Johann Rall
Importance: Was to capture Trenton and to gain confidence as this was a pivotal win in the war
Battle of Princeton: Partiots under command of Nathanael Greene and the British under control of Charles Mawhood
Importance was a confidence boost
SaratogaSeptember 19- October 7, 1777
American under command of Horatio Gates Benedict Arnold Benjamin Lincoln Enoch Poor Ebenezer Learned and Daniel Morgan, the British were under command of John Burgoyne Simon Fraser F.A. Riedesel
The importance was that it earned Americans foreign assistance and it was the turning point of the war.
Siege of CharlestonStarted on March 29th, 1780 and ended on May 12th, 1780
The British were led by Sir Henry Clinton, Mariot Arbuthnot, and Charles Cornwallis
The Patriots were led by Benjamin Lincoln (POW)
Importance: The British were victorious and the they claimed most of the south
King's MountainThe British were led by Patrick Ferguson and Abraham DePeyster
The Patriots were led by James Johnston William Campbell John Sevier Frederick Hambright Joseph McDowell Benjamin Cleveland James Williams Isaac Shelby Joseph Winston and William Chronicle
It was important because it was a very decisive victory for the Patriots after their loss at the Siege of Charleston
YorktownThe battle went from September 28th, 1781 until October 19th, 1781
The main leaders for the Patriots and French who were helping the Patriots: George Washington
Marquis De Lafayette
Comte de Rochambeau
Comte de Grasse
The main leaders for the British were:
Charles Cornwallis Surrendered (POW)
Charles O'Hara (POW)
Thomas Symonds (POW)
Importance: End of British land operations in North America
Beginning of negotiations leading to the Treaty of Paris, and British recognition of Amer