Revolutionary War Timeline

Timeline created by Trevor C.
In History
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The first battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. British troops had moved from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to seize the colonists' military supplies and arrest revolutionaries.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill, also called Battle of Breed's Hill, (June 17, 1775), first major battle of the American Revolution, fought in Charlestown (now part of Boston) during the Siege of Boston.
  • british losses

    The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of ... Great Britain cedes to the United States the area east of the Mississippi River and south of the ...... By 1791, the United States had accumulated a national debt of ..... The United States Navy
  • Battle of New York

    attle of Long Island, also known as the Battle of Brooklyn or the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, in the American Revolution, successful British action in Brooklyn, New York, against the American Continental Army and the first major battle of the war since the American declaration of independence on July 4.
  • Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton was a small but pivotal battle during the American Revolutionary War which took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton, New Jersey. ... After a brief battle, almost two-thirds of the Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans.
  • Battle at Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in during the second year of the American Revolution. It included two crucial battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a decisive victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War
  • British take South

    The Continental victory at Saratoga in 1777 and the Treaty with the French in 1778 transformed the war, especially for the British. Increased French aid to the Continentals was very slow in coming; coordinated military activity between the two new allies was even slower to happen. Rather than mounting a full-scale military campaign against the Continental Army, the British decided to focus their efforts on the loyalists, who they still believed were the majority of the American population.
  • Fight for Philadelphia

    The Philadelphia campaign was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War to gain control of Philadelphia, which was then the seat of the Second Continental Congress. ... After further skirmishes and maneuvers, Howe was able to enter and occupy Philadelphia.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    The six-month encampment of General George Washington's Continental Army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 was a major turning point in the American Revolutionary War. ... Washington and his men would remain at the camp for approximately six months, from December 1777 until June 1778.
  • British Surrender at Yorktown

    October 19, 1781. America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when the British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his troops in Yorktown, Virginia. General Cornwallis brought 8,000 British troops to Yorktown.