Lexington and ConcordColonist leaders: John parker, James Barrett
GB Leaders: Francis Smith, Hugh Percy Strategic Importance: British soldiers were trying to get armory. Militia destroyed britsh
Fort TiconderogaColonist 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) HillColonist 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/PrincetonTrenton: 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)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 CharlestonUnited 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 MountainBattle 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.
YorktownBattle 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