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Battles of the American Revolution

  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The First Battle of the American Revolution. 700 members of the British Army were given orders to take weapons stashed at Concord. This was an influential battle bacause it showed that the Colonial Militias were capable of winning agianst the British.
  • Bunker (Breed's Hill)

    Bunker (Breed's Hill)
    The colonial army learned that British troops were being sent out to occupy hills surrounding Boston. While the British won, they suffered major casualties and the battle proved that colonial troops could and were willing to stand up against a trained army.
  • Trenton/Princeton (The NJ Campaign)

    Trenton/Princeton (The NJ Campaign)
    George Wahington attacked the British in Trenton and won, then led another attack, rallying retreating militiamen to defat the British at Princeton. The Americans won, and this battle raised American morale and encouraged more people to join the Colonial Army
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga was surrounded by the British, forcing the Continental army within to surrender. This battle resulted in anger from the Americans and their armies, who had believed the fort to be impenitrable.
  • Saratoga (Bemis Heights)

    Saratoga (Bemis Heights)
    The British won a victory with heavy causalties at Freeman's Farm, after which the British waited for reinforcements while the size of the Colonial army grew. After is was clear backup was not coming, the British attacked Bemis Heights, where they were defeted by the Colonial Army. This battle allowed the Colonial Army to take out a portion of the British Defences.
  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston
    Occured late in the Revolutionary War after the British turned their focus to the Southern colonies. The result was a British victory after the colonists surrendered and began a nasty partisan war between Loyalists (pro British) and Patriots (pro America)
  • King's Mountain

    King's Mountain
    This battle was between the Patriot and Loyalist southern factions. The Loyalists recieved information about an impending attack, and were rtreating to the safety of the British army, when they were ambushed by Patriot forces. The battle resulted in a major Patriot victory, and greatly raised Patriot morale, as they had been suffering lots of defeats.
  • Cowpens

    A major victory by the Continental Army of the British. It halted the British attempt to retake South Carolina.
  • Yorktown

    A major victory of George Washinton and the Continental Army, as well as the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War. The result of this battle was an American victory, and the surrender of the British, which ended the Revolutionary War.