Revolutionary war timeline

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Minutemen and redcoats battle, "the shots heard around the world"
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    Revolutionary War, start to finish

    The 1775 battle of Lexington and Concord "shot heard around the world" to the ratifying of the preliminary peace treaty in 1783.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The British force the Americans to retreat from Breeds Hill.
  • Failure to seize Quebec

    The Americans, led by Benedict Arnold, fail to take Quebec.
  • Patriots drive loyalists from Moore's Creek bridge

    Patriots drive loyalists from Moore's creek bridge, NC.
  • Signing the Declaration

    Delegates begin to sign the Decleration of Independance.
  • Battle of Harlem Heights

    George Washington, Israel Putnam, and Nathanael Greene held their ground at the battle of Harlem Heights.
  • Battle of Valcour Island

    Benedict Arnold is defeated by the British, but he delayed their advances.
  • Cornwallis captures Fort Lee

    Nathanael Greene lost Fort Lee to Lord Cornwallis.
  • Washington crosses Deleware and captures Trenton

    George Washington crosses the Deleware and takes Trenton from the Hessians.
  • British retreat at Ridgefield

    Benedict Arnold forces the British retreat from Ridgefied, Conneticut.
  • Battle of Bennington

    American militia victorious at the battle of Bennington.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    The British win the battle of Brandywine.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Burgoyne (British) surrenders to General Gates at the battle of Saratoga, NY.
  • Capture of Fort Mifflin

    The British capture Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
  • The French alliance

    The Americans and the French sign the French Alliance.
  • Battle of Monmouth Court House

    The battle ends in a draw.
  • Kettle creek GA

    Patriots defeat the loyalists at Kettle Creek, GA.
  • Capture of Stony Point NY

    Anthony Wayne (American) captures Stony Point NY.
  • Charleston SC

    The British capture Charleston SC.
  • Waxhaw Creek SC

    The British defeat the Americans at Waxhaw Creek, SC.
  • Kings Mountain SC

    The Americans defeat Patrick Ferguson and one third of General Cornwallis's army.
  • Americans recapture Augusta GA

    The Americans recapture Augusta GA.
  • The surrender of Yorktown VA

    Cornwallis is surrouned on land and sea by the French and Americans, he surrenders.
  • British evacuate Savannah GA

    The British evacuate Savannah GA, the war is near its end.
  • Preliminary Articles of Peace

    The Americans and British sign the Preliminary Articles of Peace.
  • Ratifying of the Preliminary Peace Treaty

    Congress ratifies the preliminary peace treaty.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Americans and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Paris.