Battles In the American Revolution

  • Lexington and Concord

    Location: Massachusetts
    The British had a plan, which their destinations were Lexington where they wanted to capture the Colonial leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, then Concord, where they would cofiscate the Colonial gunpowder. More soldiers died in the British Army than in the Colonial.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    location: Ethan Allen captured fort and cannon later used in defense of Boston. The Colonists used this fort because it had waterway to Canada and it was also their stagic plan.Meanwhile, Benedict Arnold, who had been on his way to participate in the siege at Boston, convinced the Massachusetts Committee of Safety to let him do his experdtion.
  • Bunker Hill (Breed's HIll)

    Location: Charlestown, Massachusetts
    This battle was the only battle in the siege of Boston. In this battle, 1 in 6 British officers killed in the American Revolution died in Boston. This battle was also very important because it made both sides realize that this was not going to be a matter decided on by one quick and decisive battle and yes in war.
  • Invasion of Quebec

    Location: Quebec
    This battle was an atempt for the Colonist to invade Quebec, which was British. The Britsh Governor of Canada was trying to get outiside help but he couldnt because the St. Lawrence River was frozen. The French people that lived in the colonist, fought with the Colonist, but still was lost and the British won.
  • Long Island

    Location: New York
    The Continental Army wanted to have Manhattan and then New Jersey. The army was much greater than the US one. Also more people got killed and captured in the US army than in the Britsh Army.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Location: Trenton, New Jersey Combatants: Americans against Hessians and British troops
    Generals: General George Washington against Colonel Rahl.
    After being driven out of New York by the British and forced to retreat to the West bank of the Delaware during this battle they were not very confident. They were extremely cold, and some diseases were starting to spread. In this battle, the Hessian mercenaries crushes in George Washinton's surprise attack across the Delaware River. The colonist won!
  • Battle of Princeton

    Location: New Jersey
    The continental army recaptured New Jersey from the British in 10 day. Also the British retreat New York where they stay for the duration of the war. Between 29th and 31st December 1776 Washington brought his troops back across the river into Trenton. He there received information that Lord Cornwallis and Major General Grant were at Princeton with 8,000 British troops and artillery and about to advance upon him. Although the British had more soldiers,the Americans still wo
  • Brandywine Creek

    Location: Pennsylvania
    Combatants: British and Hessian troops against the American Continental Army
    In the begging of this battle, the US army was not feeling very confident because they had just been defeated in New York and their commander George Washinton's morale was very low.
    The Americans lost.
  • Germantown

    Location: Pennsylvania Combatants: The American Continental Army against the British and Hessian forces.
    The campaign in Philadelphia had begun very badly for the American forces. Washington and the Continental Army had been defeated at the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Paoli.
    The British started out stong and had plenty of attack against the american army. But then Washinton had this plan was to attack the British at night. With all the effort from the American army, the Britsh stil w
  • Saratoga

    Place: Saratoga on the Hudson River in New York State.
    In Decembre the British General,Burgoyne, planned with the British ministry a plan for the campaign of 1777.A large force under his command was to go to Albany by way of Lakes Champlain and George, Washinton, under Sir Henry Clinton, advanced up the Hudson. Both the British and the Americans fought in Canada and then finally the Americans forced the surrender of Burgoyne’s force. This battle was the turning point of the war.
  • Monmouth

    Location: New Jersey
    Combatants: The army of British and German troops against American Continental troops and militia.
    Before the war The British changed their General to Clionton. The Continental army almost captured the british and then cowardice allowed the British forces to escape.
  • Savannah

    Location: Savannah, Georgia
    Commanders Colonel Archibald Campbert, Robert Howe
    The American commander Brigadier General Robert Howe of North Carolina, with only 700 men, made a good attempt to defend the city. But with troops in their rear, the American defense was broken. With the loss of well over 550 men, and all the artillery, Howe was forced to retire into South Carolina.
  • Charlestown

    LOCATION: South Carolina
    The British commander Sir Henry Clinton could not conquer the Northern colonies with the farmy that he had. he British forces under the command of Sir Henry Clinton therefore decided to attempt the conquest of the South. Savannah was easily seized and the French and Americans failed to retake it in the Battle of Savannah. At the end of the war, the British gained control of South and the Americans lost many soldiers due to the surrender.
  • King's Mountain

    After all the defeats the Americans had, the British commander, Charles Cornwallis, appeared to have a clear path all the way to Virginia and that American resistance was at an end. During the battled the Americans und the British soldiers encamped on the top of King's Mountain. In about an hour they had killed or captured every British soldier in the ensuing battle, forcing General Cornwallis to retreat from Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Yorktown

    LOCATION: Yorktown, Viriginia
    Combatants: The British Army and Hessians fought against the Americans and France
    he significance of the conflict was that Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington as French and American forces trapped the British at Yorktown. The British surrender at the Battle of Yorktown ended the American Revolutionary War.