Revolutionary War : Reynaldo Guzman Jr

  • March 15, 1776

    The British retreated from Boston moving the war to the middle states. The british deided to seize new York.
  • May 15, 1776

    The French were secretly sending weapons to the Patriots in the war.
  • July 15, 1776

    Two brothers General William and Admiral Richie Howe Joined forces on Staten island and sailed into New York Harbor with the biggest British expedition od 32,000 men.
  • August 15, 1776

    George Washington rallied up 23,000 men to defend New York from the largest British expeditionary force ever assembled of 32,000 men. The British side included hessians (German soldiers) who fought strictly for money.
  • August 27, 1776

    American soldiers retreated from the chaotic battle at New York.
  • November 15, 1776

    The British pushed Washington's army across the Delaware river. Most of his men were killed or captured, and less than 8,000 men were left with there enlistment due to end on December 31.
  • December 25, 1776

    December 25, 1776
    The Americans did a surprise attack, in Trenton, on the Hessians that were drinking and having fun which led to an American victory at the Battle of Trenton.
  • April 15, 1777

    General Howe began his campaign to seize the American capital, Philadelphia. When Howe reached the state, the Continental Congress fled but George Washington and his men stayed unsuccessfully attempting to block the British. Howe later captured Philadelphia and enjoyed the city with grateful loyalist.
  • August 15, 1777

    General Howe and his troops landed near the capital from New York.
  • October 17, 1777

    October 17, 1777
    Turning point of the war, which the Americans made the British surrender. General John Burgoyne was leading the british.
  • December 19, 1777

    Washington and his militia stayed at camp valley Forge which on record was the coldest winter.
  • February 15, 1778

    The French recognized the Americans potiental of winning the war and joined the patriots to fight against the British by signing a Treaty of Cooperation.
  • February 15, 1778

    February 15, 1778
    During the winter of Valley Forge the American troops were under a great transformation, even getting hit by the cruel cold of the winter. Friedrich Von Steuben, a Prussian captain and talented drillmaster, volunteered to serve George Washington and turned his men into high quality soldiers and a strong force. Around the same time, another military leader names Marquis de Lafayette joined the staff at Valley Forge. He helped George and lobbied for French reinforcements in 1779.
  • July 15, 1778

    After the loss to the Americans at Saratoga, the British decide to go south and gather more loyalist, reclaim former land, and fight there way back north.
  • April 20, 1779

    A royal governor again commanded Georgia.
  • June 12, 1779

    Marquis de Lafayette lobbied for French reinforcements.
  • January 15, 1780

    General Henry Clinton, who replaced general Howe in New York, alongside ambitious leader general Cornwallis, sailed south with 8,500 men
  • May 15, 1780

    The greatest victory of the war for the British which captured Charles town, South Carloina and marched 5,500 patriots off as prispners of war.
  • November 15, 1780

    After smashing American forces at Camden, South Carolina in August the British had forces all across the state. However, when Cornwallis marched north, American forces attacked and cut off British communication which made Cornwallis retreat.
  • December 15, 1780

    A French army of 6,000 had landed in Newport, Rhode Island which favored the patriots because Lafayette just heard of Cornwallis plan to build a fort in York Town and try to take over Virginia. Lafayette suggested the French and American forces join together with the two French Fleets and attack the British.
  • December 30, 1780

    Clinton left to New York and left Cornwallis to command the British and conquer North and South Caraloina.
  • January 15, 1781

    The Americans defeated the British at Cowpens, South Carolina. The British expected no fight after knowing of how much they outnumbered the Americans. The Americans fought and it was too much for Tarleton which led to him surrendered.
  • March 15, 1781

    Cornwallis angered by the attack from the Americans, attacked Greene and his men. Cornwallis won, but lost a fourth of his men which was a big loss.
  • April 3,1781

    General Greene wrote a letter to Lafayette, asking for help with his best soldiers to take down Cornwallis once and for all
  • August 15, 1781

    The congress appointed a rich merchant named Robert Morris as superintendant of finance.
  • September 8, 1781

    Because of the efforts of Morris and Salmon the troops were finally paid in specie, or gold coin.
  • October 17, 1781

    Cornwallis surrenders because he is out numbered and too exhausted to fight anymore. The Americans stopped the push from the south going north.
  • October 19, 1781

    In the afternoon the British formally surrendered to the Americans and the French.
  • October 19, 1781

    Washington and The French Generals were pleased and accepted the surrender from general Charles O'Hara who was representing Cornwallis.
  • September 15, 1783

    Delegates from Spain, France, America, and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris which declared independence for AMerica.