Revolutionary war battles

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battles were the first military engagements between the Americans and the British. The British had come to seize the colonist’s guns and ammo. This resulted in a firefight in lexington killing eight colonists. The next day the around 400 colonists ambushed the British as they were marching around Concord resulting in casualties on both sides.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    Colonists seized a hill to counter two frontal assaults from the British troops. The battle caused a number of british casualties and no casualties to the Americans. To this day no one can truly agree to who won, because the British lost a considerable amount of their attack force whilst the Americans lost bunker Hill after running out of ammo.
  • Delaware River

    Delaware River
    This was the first move in a surprise Attack on the Hessians(German mercenaries). Several groups led by george washington had took boats through the frozen Delaware river and took the men by surprise. This was an American victory because all 1000 Hessians surrendered.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    General John Burgoyne led a large invasion southward from Canada hoping to meet up with two other forces. When they never came he was forced to retreat to Saratoga. He tried to battle against the Americans, but found to be trapped by the superior American forces. He decided to surrender his entire army to the Americans making this a decisive victory for the Americans as it enticed the French to join into the war.
  • Battle at Yorktown

    Battle at Yorktown
    This was the last major battle of the revolutionary war. The continental army had followed General Cornwallis to the city of Yorktown that rested on a peninsula. The Continental army had then had the idea to surround it from land and the French navy surround it from sea. This meant that Cornwallis couldn’t escape causing him to surrender ending the war.