Battles of the American Revolution

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  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    It started off the American Revolutionary War. Hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to Concord. Paul Revere and others started "sounding the alarm" that the regulars were coming. The British tried to get us put our weapons down and give them up but we refused. One of the sides fired and it was the "shot heard around the world." The Americans won the battle.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    Battle at Bunker Hill
    Early in the war, the British won against the Americans in Massachusetts. Although we did not win, we cause many casualties and gained confidence. The British marched against us and our generals told their men not to shoot until they saw the whites of their eyes. We ended up sending the British into a retreat but they adjusted their formation and attacked again.When the British came back for a third time we were out of ammunition and engaged in a hand on hand combat.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    The British marched against America at Brooklyn heights. they soon overcame the Americans. On the 29th George Washington ordered a retreat by boat which saved us from being captured. We lost 1,000 men while the British only lost 400.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    George Washington's army marched across Delaware on Christmas Day and won two important battle in over the next 10 days. Washington defeated Hessian mercenaries before leaving. A week later he came back ignorer to lure the British army South. On January 3rd he marched to take over Princeton. These two victories affirmed American control.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Occurred in September an October of 1777, the second year of the war. it included two crucial battles that were fought 18 days apart. it was considered a major turning point for the war. The opposing troops fought for several hours before the Americans retreated although the British lost far more men than we did.
  • Winter at Fort Valley Forge

    Winter at Fort Valley Forge
    George Washington and our troops were not doing too well with their recent losses. Instead of keep fighting he took his troops to valley forge to rest. He hoped that he could give them good food and winter clothing but congress could not provide money. George Washington brought in von Steuben to whip his men in shape and train them. The men also built small little house fort type things to stay in for the winter. faster they worked, more houses were built.
  • Fight for Philadelphia

    Fight for Philadelphia
    The British had occupied Philadelphia and made it the seat of the continental congress. Once the French joined the army on our side they had no choice but to march to New York by land to avoid the French. The loyalists also had to sail down the Delaware river to escape our troops because we had returned to Philadelphia.
  • British take South

    British take South
    The British greatest victory of the war was capturing Charles Town, South Carolina. They marched 5,500 American soldiers as prisoners of war. Cornwallis was left to command the British in the south and keep advancing in conquering the south. When they advanced to North Carolina they were attacked by American troops and retreated back to South Carolina
  • British losses in 1781

    British losses in 1781
    Washington ordered men to go and force the British to retreat. They led the British on a horrible chase through the country. When the troops came face to face the British expected us to retreat due to our small number but instead we fought and forced the British to surrender. The British then came and attacked us in North Carolina and won but lost nearly a fourth of their troops. 93 killed, 400 wounded, 23 lost.
  • British surrender at Yorktown

    British surrender at Yorktown
    Lafayette suggested America and France join together and attack the British in Yorktown. Following this plan, and french naval force attacked a British fleet and was now blocking the entrance to Chesapeake bay. 17,000 American and French troops surrounded the British in Yorktown and continued to attack them all day and all night. This lasted for about 3 weeks before Cornwallis finally surrendered.