Significant Battles of the Revolution

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere caught word of an attack on colonist in Concord. So the next day British troops had moved from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to seize the colonists military supplies. But thanks to Paul colonies knew and fought the British. Because of the difference in numbers the British technically won, but the minutemen would get there revenge.
  • The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    There were three battles at Fort Ticonderoga, but the most important is The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga. This occurred on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold had a surprised and captured the fort's small British garrison. The Fort was previously run by the British, but after the capture it was ruled by America.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775 during the Siege of Boston. The British were running up the hill thinking there was only about 50 soldiers. But when the British got closer all the American soldiers stood up and it was a Massacre. The Americans won the battle because of the surprise of and they had the high ground. This would be the first American battle victory.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    The Battle of Quebec was fought on December 31, 1775, between the American Continental Army and the British. The British was defending the city of Quebec. So the Americans moved in but ended up losing the battle. The battle was the first major defeat of the war for the Americans, and it came with heavy losses. This is one of the most important battle of the war because it shows that American faced a huge defeat, and got back up and still won the war overall.
  • Battles of Saratoga

    Battles of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga happened on September and October, 1777, during the second year of the war. It included two battles that were fought eighteen days apart! The Americans were led by General Horatio Gates, and the British were led by General John Burgoyne. On October 17 Burgoyne surrendered his army of nearly 6,000 British soldiers. The American victory helped convince France to come to the aid the Continental Army.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was a conflict on the morning of December, 26, 1777. This battle is the famous picture if Washington crossing the Delaware River. Hessian army was crushed by Washington's raid across the Delaware River and the Americans were invigorated by the easy defeat of the British Hessian forces.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was between September 28 to October 19. The battle was a joint Franco American land and sea campaign that entrapped a major British army at Yorktown, Virginia. This forced Britain to surrender. The siege virtually ended military operations in the American Revolution. This was an American victory, and really helped America win the war.