Revolutionary War Timeline Maria F. Monzon

  • British retreat

    The British retreated from Boston, moving the theater of the war to the Middle States.
  • Secret Aid

    French begin to secretly send weapons and supplies to the Patriots.
  • New York Harbor

    Two brothers, General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe joined forces on Staten Island and sailed to New York Harbor. They had the largest British Expedition Ever
  • Battle of NY ends

    The Battle of New York ended with an American Retreat followed by heavy losses.
  • Continental Fall

    British pushed Washington and his army across the Delaware River and into Pennsylvania.
  • Washington leads

    On Christmas night, Washington leads 2,400 men across the Delaware River to go attack the British.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The continental Army took the British and Hessian's army, by surprise in the morning after Christmas when the British army were still sleeping off the night before's fun. The Continental army killed 30 and took 918 of the enemy as captive.
  • Terms End Day

    This was the day when the terms of Washington's men's enlistment was due.
  • Continental Victory

    Following the American Victory at Trenton, the Continentals beat the 1,200 British troops again
  • Seizing Campaign

    In the Spring of 1777, General Howe began his campaign to seize the American Capital of P.A
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Burgoyne surrenders his battered army to General Gates in what became known as a "Turning point" in history.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge became the Continental Army's camp during the winter of 1777-1778
  • Treaty of Cooperation

    The French and Americans sign an alliance that became known as the "Treaty of Cooperation"
  • Transforming

    In the midst of the Frozen Winter at Valley Forge, the troops begin an amazing transformation with the help of a few men.
  • Vision Shift

    The British begin to shift their operations to the south in hopes of gaining new Loyalists' support, getting back their southern colonies and working their way up.
  • British Victory

    by the end of the summer, the British expedition easily took over Savannah Georgia.
  • Young and brave

    In the year 1779, Marquis de Lafayette joined Washington's staff and "bores misery of Valley Forge".
  • Commander in Georgia

    After the British took over, the royal governor once again commanded Savannah.
  • British capture Continentals

    The British army captured Charles Town South Carolina and took 5.500 American soldiers off as prisoners of war.
  • France in America

    French Army of 6,000 landed in Rhode Island after the British left the city focused on the South.
  • Continentals sail South

    In 1780, General Henry Clinton (who replaced Howe in NY), along with General Charles Cornwallis and 8,500 men, sailed south.
  • Determination leads to victory

    When the two forces met in Cowpens, South Carolina, Morgan and his men (British) expected to outnumber the Americans, but surprisingly, the Americans fought back causing the redcoats to surrender.
  • Costly Victory

    Angered by the defeat at Cowpens, Cornwallis attacks Greene at Guilford Court House, North Carolina. Cornwallis won the battle, but his victory cost him 93 of his troops. Not only this, but 400 were wounded and 26 missing.
  • Help through Mail

    Although Greene weakened the Redcoats at the battle at Guilford Court House, he still worried about the fight in the south, so on April 3, 1781, he wrote to Lafayette asking for help.
  • Britain smashes

    Cornwallis army smashes American forces at Camden South Carolina.
  • New Superintendent of Finance

    Congress appoints rich Philadelphia merchant, Robert Morris as the new Superintendent of Finance.
  • Money for Troops

    Troops finally get Payed in specie of a gold coin.
  • British take over South Carolina

    After their many victories and take overs, by 1781, the British had established many forts all across South Carolina.
  • Victory

    After many months of fighting and many deaths, with his troops outnumbered and exhausted from constant shelling, Cornwallis finally "raised the white flag" and surrendered.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Two days after Cornwallis surrender, Colonel Williams Fontaine of the Virginia militia stands with the American and French to witness the formal British surrender in Yorktown Virginia.
  • Seeking Peace

    Peace talks begin in Paris. Representatives of four nations- U.S , Britain, France and Spain join to negotiate.
  • Freedom

    After many years of fighting, Delegates finally signed the Treaty of Paris, which gave America freedom.