American Revolution Battles, Will Krolikowski, Block 5

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    General Gage vs. Jonas Parker and Minutemen
    The British were on their way to Concord where there were weapons and ammunition stored by Patriots. The Minutemen attacked them on the way. While the Brotish were being attacked, the Patriots moved the weapons and ammunition. When the British reached Concord they turned back toward Bostona and were attacked again by Minutemen.
  • Ticonderoga

    Ticonderoga
    The British were defeated and the fort had been looted by the Patriots. This was the first American victory. Other nearby forts had been captured and this impeded British contact between northern and southern units.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    William Prescott and colonial militiamen vs. William Howe and Robert Pigot
    The Americans had prepared and fortified on top of Breed's Hill. The British marched toward the American and the Americans did not fire until the British were right upon them, in order to conserve ammunition. The British retreated but then regrouped and engaged in hand-to-hand contact. The Americans retreated and lost.
  • Trenton and Princeton

    Trenton and Princeton
    George Washington had led his troops across the Delaware and defeated Hessian mercenaries at Trenton. A week later he went back to Trenton to lure British troops south and then went to recapture Princeton on Jan. 3rd. These victories boosted American morale and the American gained a lot of control of New Jersey.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    British General John Burgoyne attacked American Generals Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold at Bemis Heights. Burgoyne had won but lost many men. He regrouped and attacked again on Oct. 7th. This time Arnold had forced the British back to Saratoga. Burgoyne surrendered ten days later.
  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston
    British General Henry Clinton began to focus on the Southern Colonies and lead an attack on Charleston to seize it. General Clinton and General Cornwallis attacked and American General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered six weeks later. This was a major defeat for the Americans, and eliminated the Continental Army's presence in the region.