Eryck Sanchez - B1 Barratt - American Revolution Timeline

  • Help From France

    After the French and Indian war, France started sending shipments of weapons secretly to the Patriots. (Exact time span of shipments and beginning of such shipments are unknown)
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    British Move the War

    British forces leave Boston and start to move the war down into the Middle States.
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    The British Expeditionary Force

    Between this time, General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe, combine their British forces to make up the largest force ever formed by the British.
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    The Battle of Long Island

    British forces of General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe join together, forming an army of 32,000 (including the thousands of German mercenaries), on Staten Island in order to move into New York. This battle consisted of George Washington with an army of 23,000, being defeated by the large British force.
  • The Withdrawal of American Troops in Long Island

    The American troops withdraw from Long Island due to Britains extreme force.
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    British Forces Push American Forces

    After the Battle of Long Island, the British continued to move the American Forces down into Pennsylvania throughout the ending of Fall.
  • Battle of Trenton

    With a major loss on his hands, George Washington, had a chance to make it right, but t would be very risky. He took 2,400 men across the Delaware River on Christmas night in order to attack the very drunk Hessians at their camp. This led to the death of 30 Hessians and the taking of 918 captives along with six of their cannons.
  • Ending Term of Washingtons Forces

    The ending term of the forces under Washingtons command. The remaining thousands out of the ten thousands of forces started with. Many captured or killed.
  • The Battle of Philadelphia

    General Howe took his forces to Philadelphia in order to seize it. This drove out the Continental Congress and left Washington as the only hope to keep Philadelphia on the American side. Unfortunately, Washington lost that battle, unable to keep the British forces out.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    General Burgoyne with 4,000 redcoats, 3,000 mercenaries, and 1,000 Mohawks set out into Saratoga expecting to be reinforced with more redcoats, but was instead defeated by American forces led by General Horatio Gates.
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    Valley Forge

    A military base camp outside of Philadelphia for the American troops led by George Washington during the winter of 1777 and 1778. This led to the death of over 2,000 soldiers due to the lack of supplies.
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    Marquis de Lafayette

    A 20 year old French aristocrat joins the Americans by providing an army and navy with his own money.
  • The French Join The War

    The French Join The War
    With France supporting America's want for independence, they sign an alliance with them in order to help them throughout what was left of the war. This would be known as a turning point for the war.
  • Friedrich Von Steuben

    Friedrich Von Steuben
    In the middle of being stuck in Valley Forge, a very well admired and skilled Prussian Drillmaster volunteers to help the American troops by teaching them basic skills needed in order to succeed in a formal war.
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    Britain Moves South

    After being defeated at Saratoga, the British army moved their state of operations down south in order to start there with the loyalist and then work their way back up.
  • Battle of Savannah Georgia

    A British victory taking back Savannah, Georgia from Patriot hands.
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    Royal Governor in Savannah, Georgia

    After the taking of Savannah, Georgia in 1778, the British appointed a Royal Governor for Savannah, Georgia by spring of 1779.
  • Capturing of Charles Town, South Carolina

    The British Army of 8,500 men led by General Henry Clinton, replacing Howe from New York and General Charles Cornwallis, took and captured Charles Town. This was known as the greatest victory of the war for Britain.
  • Prisoners of War

    In May of 1780, the British marched 5,500 American troops as prisoners of war.
  • Battle of Camden, South Carolina

    The British defeat the Americans in Camden of South Carolina.
  • Cornwallis and Troops Retreat North Carolina

    With American patriots continuously harassing British forces as they moved into North Carolina, Cornwallis and his troops were forced to move out right after moving in.
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    The Appointing of Robert Morris

    In the year of 1781, Robert Morris, was appointed superintendent of finance by Congress. (Specific date unknown)
  • British Surrender at Cowpens, South Carolina

    Daniel Morgan along with 600 troops attack Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at Cowpens, South Carolina. With the British force being much larger, they expected American troops to surrender and flee, but the Americans stood their grounds and managed to make the British surrender.
  • Cornwallis Defeats Greene at Guilford Court House

    Cornwallis being very disappointed in Tarleton and upset about the defeat, decided to attack Greene at the Guilford Court House. The British won that battle, but it cost Cornwallis a fourth of his troops.
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    "Lafayette Send Troops"

    Lafayette decides to help America on their last stroke for victory by sending 6,000 troops to Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Paying the Troops

    With the Help of Morris and his associate Salomon, the troops were able to get paid in gold coins.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Cornwallis being outnumbered by the mass amount of French and American troops along with being surrounded, decided it would be wise to surrender,
  • The Surrendering of Britain at Yorktown

    The Surrendering of Britain at Yorktown
    The British formally and officially surrender fully to the American Army at Yorktown after being surrounded by American and French troops.
  • Peace Talk in Paris

    America, Spain, Britain and France begin to talk peace in April of 1782. America wanting to have full independence, Britain not wanting them to, France fully supporting America but scared of them becoming a major power, and Spain only being concerned about their land in America.
  • Treaty of Paris Signed

    Officially being the end of the war. America being fully Independent and setting boundaries of how big America can be.