Revolutionary War Timeline - Kaitlyn Metzler

  • March 1776

    In March 1776, the British has retreated from Boston. Therefore moving the theater of the war to the middle states. This would be part of their grand plan to stop the rebellion by isolating New England. So the British decided to seize New York City.
  • Summer of 1776

    In the summer of 1776, General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe, two brothers, joined forces on staten island and sailed in New York Harbor. With teh largest expedionary force ever assembled.
  • August 27th, 1776

    As the end of August came around, the Battle for New York ended with and American rereat following heavy losses. A continental volunteer, Micheal Graham, on August 27th, 1776 described teh chaotic withdrawl.
  • December 25th, 1776

    On Christmas night, 1776, Washington resolved to risk everything on the stroke of that night. Washington then led 2,400 men in the face of a fierce storm in small rowboats across the ice-choked Deleware river.
  • December 31st, 1776

    Less than 8,000 men was left under Washington's command, and the terms of their enlistment were due to end of December 31st.
  • 8 Days Later

    The Americans were railed by another astonishing victory. against 1,200 British stationed at Princeton. Washington who is encouraged by these victories, Washington marched his army into winter camp near Morristwon, in Northern, New Jersey.
  • Spring of 1777

    General Howe began his campaign to seize teh American capital at Philadelphoa. His troops sailed from New York to the head of chesapeake Bay and landed near the capital in late august.
  • 1777-1778

    Albignese Waldo worked as a surgeon at Valley Forge outside of Philadelphia, which served as the site of teh Continetal armys camp during the winter of 1777-1778.
  • October 17th, 1777

    October 17th, 1777
    American troops surrounded Jothathan Burgoyne at saratoga, where he then surrendered his battered army to General Gates.
  • Early 1778

    Still upset by their loss by the British in the French and Indian War, the French had secretly sent weapon to the patriots.
  • Febuary 1778

    Febuary 1778
    The French had recognized American independence and signed alliance, or treaty of sooperation with the Americans.
  • Februray 1778

    American troops began an amzing transformation. Friedrich von Steuben (a prussian captain and talented drillmatser), volunteered his services to General Washington and went to work. His job was to make regukar soldiers out of country bumpkinks.
  • Summer of 1778

    The British change their military strategy. They began to shift their operations to the south.
  • End of 1778

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

    A royal governor once again commaned Gerogia
  • May 1780

    The British captured Charles Town, South Carolina and marched 5,500 American soliders off as priosoners of war.
  • 1780

    New replacement of Howe, General Henry Clinton in New York, along with Charles Cornwallis sailed south with 8,500 men.
  • 1780

    For most of this year, cornwalls succeeded. As the recoats becme more advanced, they were jioned by thousand of African AMericans who has escaped form Patriot slave owners to jion the British and win their freedom!
  • August 1780

    Cornwall's army smahed American forces in Camden, South Carolina.
  • Three Months Later

    The British has established forts ascross South Carolina
  • January 1781

    Daniel Morgan and his men led the British on a grueling chase through the rough countryside. When the forces met in Cowpens, South Carolina, the British expected the outnumbered Americans to flee, but the Continetal Army fought back and forced the redcoats to surrender.
  • April 3rd, 1781

    By this time Greene wekaned the British but worried about the fight for the south. So he wrote a letter to Lafayetta asking for help on this date.
  • 1781

    The Congress appointed Robert Morris, a wealthy merchant as superintendenr of finance.
  • September 8th, 1781

    Because of the efforts os Morris and Salomon, the troops were finally paid in specie or gold coin.
  • October 19th, 1781

    Colonel William Fontaine of the Virginia militia stood with the American and French armies lining a road near Yorktown, Virginia to witness the formal British surrender.
  • October 19th, 1781

    The French generlas and their troops assembled to accept the British surrender.
  • Paris, 1782

  • Paris, 1782

    The seeking of peace began.
  • October 17th, 1782

    After Yorktown lasted 3 weeks, Lafayette outnumbered more than two; to one with his troops. Finally Cornwallis raised teh white flag and surrendered.
  • Septemebr 1783

    Septemebr 1783
    The delegates signed the Treay Of Paris. The Treat Of Paris confirmed America's independence and set boundries for the new nation.