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Mario Olivera A2 Barratt Revolutionary War time line

  • Early 1776

    The French still bitter about their loss to Britain has been secretly been sending the Patriots weapons since early 1776
  • March 1776

    The British retreated from Boston
  • March 1776

    British has previously retreated from Boston
  • Summer of 1776

    The two howe brather led the British army to take over New York from the colonists
  • Summer of 1776

    The two Howe brothers joined forces and led the largest British expeditionary force to take New York
  • August 27, 1776

    Americans retreat from New York following heavy losses
  • August 27, 1776

    The Americans retreat from New York following the Battle of New
  • Late Fall of 1776

    The British has pushed Washington's army across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania
  • Late Fall of 1776

    The British push Washington's army across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania
  • December 25, 1776

    Washington led 2400 men across the Delaware River to sneak up on the Hessian
  • Christmas of 1776

    Christmas of 1776
    Washington led his army of 2400 men across the Delaware River to attack the Hessians
  • 26th of December

    Around 8 o'clock Washington's army marched nine miles and catch the hungover Hessians by surprise killing 30, taking 918 captive, and six Hessian cannons.
  • December 31, 1776

    Fewer than 8000 men remained under Washington's command, and the terms of their enlistment were due to end on December 31
  • December 31st

    The date where 8000 soilder's enlistment were due to end in Washington's army
  • January 3rd

    The Americans rally another victory at Princeton against 1200 British soldiers
  • Spring of 1777

    General Howe begins his campaign to seize the American capital at Philadelphia
  • October 17, 1777

    October 17, 1777
    American troops finally surrounded Burgoyne at Saratoga, where he surrendered his battered army to General Gates
  • Winter of 1777

    It's the Winter of Valley Forge where George Washington army was struggling to stay alive
  • Winter of Valley Forge

    Winter of Valley Forge where George Washington army was struggling to survive
  • February 1778

    The French recognized American independence and signed an alliance, or treaty of cooperation, with the Americans
  • February 1778

    At Valley Forge the American troops begin to transform into an effective army led by Friedrich von Steuben
  • Someone Else Joins

    Another military leader, the Marquis de Lafayette, a brave 20-year-old French aristocrat, offered his assistance
  • Summer of 1778

    The British shift their operations to the South to get loyalists allies
  • The End of 1778

    A British expedition easily took Savannah, Georgia
  • Spring of 1779

    A royal governor once again commanded Georgia
  • 1779

    Lafayette joined Washington's staff and bore the misery of Valley Forge, lobbied for French reinforcements in France
  • April 1780

    General Henry Clinton and General Charles Cornwallis sailed south with 8500 men
  • May 1780

    In the greatest victory of the war, the British captured Charles Town, South Carolina, and marched 5500 American soldiers off as prisoners of war
  • 1780

    A French army of 6000 had landed in Newport, Rhode Island
  • August 1780

    Cornwallis's army smashed American forces at Camden, South Carolina
  • November 1780

    The British have established forts across South Carolina
  • January 1781

    When the forces of Morgan and Tarleton meet at Cowpens, South Carolina, the British expected the outnumbered Americans to flee; but the Continental Army fought back, and forced the redcoats to surrender
  • Revenge of the Cornwallis

    Angered by the defeat at Cowpens, Cornwallis attacked Greene at Guilford Court House, North Carolina and won but it cost Cornwallis a fourth of his troops
  • April 3, 1781

    Greene had weakened the British, but he worried about the fight for the South. So he wrote a letter to Lafayette, asking for help
  • 1781

    The Congress appointed a rich Philadelphia merchant named Robert Morris as superintendent of finance
  • September 8, 1781

    Due to the efforts of Morris and Salomon the troops were finally paid in specie, or gold coin
  • October 17, 1781

    With his troops outnumbered two to one and exhausted from constant shielding, Cornwallis finally raised the white flag of surrender
  • October 19, 1781

    October 19, 1781
    American and French armies lining the road near Yorktown witnessing the surrender of the British
  • 1782

    Peace talk began between the United States, Great Britain, France, and Spain
  • September 1783

    The delegates sign the Treaty of Paris, which confirmed U.S. independence and set boundaries of the new nation