Key Battles In Revoloution

  • Lexington and Concord

    This battle was the first armed conflict. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston. Casualties: Colonials-95; Redcoats-273
  • The Seige of Fort Ticondergoa

    When Arnold learned of Ethan Allen's expedition, he left his men behind and hurried to catch up with Ethan Allen. Arnold caught up with Allen and tried to take command of the expedition on the authority of the Massachusetts Committee of Safety, but since he had none of his own men and the Green Mountain Boys would not follow him, it was agreed that the two men would share command. Ethan Allen captured fort and cannon later used in defense of Boston
  • Bunker Hill (Bunker´s Hill)

    One of the most important colonial victories in the U.S. War for Independence. Only battle in long siege of Boston. 1 of 6 of all British officers killed in American Revoloution died here
  • Invasion of Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec was an attempt on December 31, 1775, by American colonial forces to capture the city of Quebec, drive the British military from the Province of Quebec, and enlist French Canadian support for the American Revolutionary War. Generals Benfict Arnold and Richard Montgomery failed in attempt to invade Canada
  • Dorchester Heights

    British forced to evacuate New England
  • The Battle of Long Island

    The British recognized the strategic importance of New York as the focal point for communications between the northern and southern colonies. Washington also recognized this, and in April of 1776 he marched his troops from Boston to New York. Two hundred men of Edward Hand's withdrew to Prospect Hill, destroying the property and supplies that the British might use. The British boats returned to Staten Island and landed in Gravesend Bay with more then 5000 men.Continental Forced to retreat
  • The Battle of Trenton

    Hessian mercenaries crushed in Washington´s raid across the Delaware River. Casualties: Colonials-4; Hessians-900. As soon as Fort Lee was abandoned, Washington began to withdraw his army across New Jersey toward Philadelphia. was a demoralized army that unraveled in retreat. Even their stoic commander despaired over "a noble cause lost," and wrote to his brother, "I think the game is pretty near up.
  • The Battle of Princeton

    Continental Army recaptured New Jersey from the British in ten days. British retreat to New York, where they remain for the duration of the war
  • The Battle of Saratoga (Freeman's Farm)

    Burgoune at length, finding his progress stopped by the entrenchments of Gates at Bemus's heights, nine miles south of Saratoga (Schuylerville), he endeavored to extricate himself from his perilous position by fighting. He surrendered 5,800 men. This was the turning point of the American Revoloution. This convinced the French to assist the colonies
  • Bandywine Creek German

    Dates: From September 1777 to October 1777
    The campaign in Philadelphia had begun quite badly for the American forces. Washington and the Continental Army had suffered successive defeats at the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Paoli that left Philadelphia defenseless. British seized Philadelphia after these victories
  • The Battle of Monmouth

    Continental Army almost captured the British, but cowardice allowed the British forces to escape
  • The Capture of Savannah

    The American commander Brigadier General Robert Howe of North Carolina, with only 700 men, made a feeble 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 without much of a fight to retire into South Carolina. This was the beginning of the British push into the southern colonies
  • Vincenes

    George Rogers Clark captured British forts, which proved important in negotiantion with the British after the war
  • The Seige of Charleston

    On the evening of April 13, 1780, Lt. Colonel Tarleton gave orders for a silent march. Later that night, they intercepted a messenger with a letter from Huger to Lincoln and thus learned how the rebels were deployed. British gained control of the southern colonies with the victory here. The largest defeat for the Continental Army
  • The Battle of King´s Mountain

    Bloody victory for the Continental Army
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Siege of Yorktown or Battle of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by mixed assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by General Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis. It proved to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War, as the surrender of Cornwallis's army forced the British government to negotiate.