Battles of the American Revolution

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  • Battles of Concord & Lexington (MA)

    Battles of Concord & Lexington (MA)
    April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War. hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache.
  • Battle of Ft. Ticonderoga (NY)

    Battle of Ft. Ticonderoga (NY)
    The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga occurred during the American Revolutionary War on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold surprised and captured the fort's small British garrison.
  • Battle of Long Island (NY)

    Battle of Long Island (NY)
    The significance of the conflict was that U.S. forces were forced to retreat to Manhattan, then New Jersey. However, their defensive tactics proved to be highly successful against the British.
  • Battles of Trenton & Princeton (NJ)

    Battles of Trenton & Princeton (NJ)
    The battles of Trenton and Princeton were a boost to the morale of the patriot cause, leading many recruits to join the Continental Army in the spring. After defeating the Hessians at the Battle of Trenton on the morning of December 26, 1776, Washington withdrew back to Pennsylvania
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek (PA)

    Battle of Brandywine Creek (PA)
    Significance of the Battle of Brandywine: The significance of the conflict was that the British seized Philadelphia after their victory at Brandywine Creek which would be followed by another British victory at the Battle of Germantown. The following picture represents some of the early designs of the American flag.
  • Battle of Saratoga (NY)

    Battle of Saratoga (NY)
    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in September and October, 1777, during the second year of the American Revolution. It included two crucial battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a decisive victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary war.
  • Battle of Charlestown (SC)

    Battle of Charlestown (SC)
    The siege of Charleston was a major engagement and major British victory, fought between March 29 to May 12, 1780, during the American Revolutionary War. ... After approximately six weeks of siege, Major General Benjamin Lincoln, commanding the Charleston garrison, surrendered his forces to the British.
  • Battle of Cowpens (SC)

    Battle of Cowpens (SC)
    Battle of Cowpens, (January 17, 1781), in the American Revolution, brilliant American victory over a British force on the northern border of South Carolina that slowed Lord Cornwallis's campaign to invade North Carolina. British casualties were estimated at about 600, whereas the Americans lost only 72.
  • Yorktown / Surrender (VA)

    Yorktown / Surrender (VA)
    General Lord Cornwallis surrendering his sword and his army to General George Washington and the Continental and French armies after the final battle of the Revolutionary War on October 19, 1781 in Yorktown, Virginia.Feb 6, 2020