Major Battles of the American Revolution

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  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    Before anything started in Lexington and Concord, the colonist gathered muskets and other weapons to train for the upcoming war. In April 1775, a British commander told the redcoats to seize gunpowder stores and arrest ringleaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock.Eventually, battle came. The minutemen from Lexington refused to disperse and 8 colonials died. When the British troops moved to Concord, the colonials were ready to ambush them in a wooded area and completely wrecked the troops.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill is one of the more known battles in the American Revolution. The battle was an American victory even when they retreated. The amount of casualties were high.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was an attempt at a sneak attack on the German Hessians. Hessians were soldiers that we on pay to fight the war for the British. Gen. George Washington thought it would be a good idea to attack them at a time they would least expect it. Washington and his men crossed the Icy Delaware River on the night of Christmas in hopes of having the Hessians surrender. They arrived in Trenton and stopped the party. There were no casualties, but it ended up in an American victory.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was possibly the most important American victory before the final battle. The British had twice the amount of casualties than the Americans for the first battle. In the second battle the Patriots read every movement of the redcoats and the count of soldier was steadily increasing. On October 17, 1777 Gen. Burgoyne surrendered to Gen. Horatio Gates.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    The Siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown was a long-standing battle for the fate of the American dream. British lines were right on the edge of the Chesapeake with only one job, which was to out-stand the patriots. The battle was fought for the cause of being independent while the British had no purpose. The 20-day long siege ended with the British surrendering and giving the Colonists freedom.