Thais Azevedo's Revolutionary War Timeline

  • The French

    The French had secretly sent weapons to the Patriots, since their defeat from the French and Indian War.
  • The British Leaves Boston

    The British has left from Boston before causing to move the War to the Middle States.
  • Defeat in New York

    General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe joins forces on Staten Island and sailes into New York Harbor with the largest British force. 32,000 soldiers, thousands of German mercenaries and even soldiers that fought only for money.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York ends with an American retreat following heavy losses. A continental Army volunteer, Michael Gramham describes the chaotic war withdrawl.
  • Defeat in New York

    British has pushed Washington's army across the Delaware River into Pennsyilvania. Majority of his men had either been killed or captured or desrted.
  • Washington

    Washington decides to risk everything during a stormy Christmas night.
  • Defeat in New York

    Less than 8,000 men continues to be under Washington's command and the terms of their enlistment are due late 1776.
  • The Americans wins again

    The Americans makes another victory against 1,200 British at Princeton.
  • The French Recognizes American Independence

    The French understands American independence and signs an alligence or treaty of cooperation with Americans.
  • The Fight for Philadelphia

    General Howe began his compaign to seize the American capital at Philadelphia.
  • Victory of Saratoga

    Victory of Saratoga
    Burgoyne surrenders his army to General Gates where American tropps finally surrounds him at Saratoga.
  • Valley Forge

    During the winter, Albigense Waldo works as a surgeon at Valley Forge outside of Philadelphia, which serves as the site of the Continental Army's camp.
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution has finally ended and the American had won, which shocked the world. No one would had thought that this would had ever hapen.
  • The Americans make changes

    American troops starts to make an astonishing transformation. Friedrich von Steuben volunteers to work for General Washington and "to make regular soldiers out of country bumpkins".
  • The French Recognizes American Indepence

    The French understands American independence and signs an alligence or treaty of coorperation with the Americans.
  • The British Move South

    The British begins to transfer operations to the South after their terrible defeat at Saratoga.
  • Early British Move South

    A group of British simply takes Savannah and Georgia.
  • Early British Success in the South

    A royal governor takes control over Georgia by spring once again.
  • Lafayette and the French

    Lafayette joins Washington's staff and bore the despair of Volley Forge, lobbied for French reinforcements in France.
  • Early British Success in the South

    It being their greatest victory of the war, the British captures Charles Town, South Carolina and marched 5,500 American soldiers.
  • General Henry Clinton Sailes

    General Henry Clinton sailes south with 8.500 men who had also replaced Howe in New York along with general Charles Cornnwallis.
  • Early British Succes in the South

    Cornwallis brings success for the most part of 1780. The redcoats advanced and they are also joined by thousands of African Americans who had espaced from Patriot slaves owners to join the British and win their freedom.
  • The British Surrender at Yorktown

    A French army of 6,000 lands in Newport and Rhode Island, after the British left the city to focus on the south.
  • Cornwalli's Amry

    Cornwallis's army smashes American forces at Camden, South Carolina.
  • Early British Success in the South

    The British establishes forts across the state.
  • British Losses in 1781

    Morgan and his men directs the British on a tough chase through countryside. When forces met at Cowpens, South Carolina, the British expected the outnumbered Americans to escape, but the Contrinental Army fought back, and forced the redcoasts to give in.
  • Cornwallis Attack

    Angry by the defeat at Cowpens, Cornwallis attacks Greene at Guilford Court House, North Carolina.
  • Letter

    Greene writes a letter to Lafayette, asking for help.
  • Financing the War

    The congress appoints a rich Philadelphia merchant named Robert Morris as superintendent of finance.
  • Financing the War

    Due to the great efforts of Morris and Salomon, the troops are finally paid in specie, or gold coin.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Since Cornwallis's troops were outnumbered by more than two to one and exhausted from constant shooting, Cornwallis finally raises the white flag of surrender.
  • Victory at Yorktown

    Victory at Yorktown
    A successful Washington, the French generals, and their troops assembles to accept the British surrender.
  • Winning the War

    Colonial William Fontaine stands with the American and French armies lining a road near Yorktown, Virginia, to witness the formal British surrender.
  • Seeking Peace

    Seeking Peace
    The delegates signs the Treaty of Paris, which confirms U.S. Independence and sets the boundaries of the new nation.