American Revolution Battles; Jesse Schrack 5b

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Colonist leaders: John parker, James Barrett
    GB Leaders: Francis Smith, Hugh Percy Strategic Importance: British soldiers were trying to get armory. Militia destroyed britsh
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Colonist leaders: Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold
    GB leaders: William Delaplace Strategic Importance: Fort Ticonderoga contained military supplies and was also at the entrance of Canada. Colonists took control and british surrendered. Took a bunch of cannons to Boston.
  • Bunker (Breed's) Hill

    Bunker (Breed's) Hill
    Colonist leaders: William Prescott, John Stark
    GB leaders: William Howe, Sir Robert Pigot Strategic Importance: Colonists showed that they would not back down and they were in it for the long haul
  • Trenton/Princeton

    Trenton: December 26, 1776
    Colonists leaders: George Washington, Nathanael Greene
    Hesse-kassel leader: Johann Rall, Strategic Importance: The victories inspired colonists to enlist and brought their spirits up. Didn't usually fight during the winter and GB brought in German Mercenaries Princeton: January 3, 1777
    Colonist leaders: hugh mercer , George Washington
    GB leaders: Charles Mawhood, Charles Cornwallis
  • Saratoga (Bemis Heights, the second battle)

    Saratoga (Bemis Heights, the second battle)
    Colonist leaders: Benedict Arnold, Horatio Gates, Benjamin Lincoln
    GB/Hesse/Brunswick leaders: John Burgoyne, Simon Fraser Strategic Importance: Because the Americans won this battle France entered the war against the British. Helped prevent New England from being isolated by preventing attacks from Canada.
  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston
    United states and France battling Great Britian and the German Hesses
    US leaders: Benjamin lincoln
    GB Leaders: Henry clinton and Charles Cornwallis Strategic importance: Great Britain won and captured over 5000 US troops. Large victory because of Britains new strategy of attacking the southern American Colonies. It was a long battle that ended in a surrended
  • King's Mountain

    King's Mountain
    Battle between partiot loyalists and british loyalists. Patriot leaders: james johnston, William Campbell
    British leaders: Patrick Ferguson, Abraham DePeyster Strategic importance: Patriots won the battle. Greatly increased their morale. This battle ended the british invasion of North Carolina. Forced Cornwallis to retreat into south carolina.
  • Yorktown

    Battle between US and France Vs. Great Britain, Hesses and Ansbach. US/France leaders: George Washington, Marquis De Lafayette, Compte de grasse
    GB/Hesses/Ans. leaders: Charles Cornwallis, Charles O' Hara, Thomas Symonds Strategic importance: Last war of the revolution. British laid down arms and surrendered. The British were trapped in Yorktown so they were forced to surrender. War over, US 1 GB 0