Battles of the American revolution

Timeline created by msmith5029
  • Battles of Concord & Lexington (MA)

    Battles of Concord & Lexington (MA)
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The Americans won the battle.
  • Battle of Ft. Ticonderoga (NY)

    Battle of Ft. Ticonderoga (NY)
    when the British controlled the fort, it was attacked on May 10, 1775, in the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga by the Green Mountain Boys and other state militia under the command of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, who captured it in the surprise attack. The Americans Won.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (MA)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (MA)
    the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. ... Although commonly referred to as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting occurred on nearby Breed's Hill.The British Won.
  • Battle of Long Island (NY)

    Battle of Long Island (NY)
    The British Army successfully moved against the American Continental Army led by George Washington. The battle was part of a British campaign to seize control of New York and thereby isolate New England from the rest of the colonies. Washington’s defeat could have led to the surrender of his entire force, but his ingenuity instead allowed him to escape and continue the fight. The British won.
  • Battles of Trenton & Princeton (NJ)

    Battles of Trenton & Princeton (NJ)
    General George Washington's army crossed the icy Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 and, over the course of the next 10 days, won two crucial battles of the American Revolution. In the Battle of Trenton (December 26), Washington defeated a formidable garrison of Hessian mercenaries before withdrawing. The Americans won.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek (PA)

    Battle of Brandywine Creek (PA)
    On September 11, 1777, General Sir William Howe and General Charles Cornwallis launch a full-scale British attack on General George Washington and the Patriot outpost at Brandywine Creek near Chadds Ford, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on the road linking Baltimore and Philadelphia.The British Won.
  • Battle of Saratoga (NY)

    Battle of Saratoga (NY)
    The Battle of Saratoga occurred in September and October, 1777, 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.The Americans won.
  • Battle of Charlestown (SC)

    Battle of Charlestown (SC)
    Siege of Charleston, (1780) during the American Revolution, British land and sea campaign that cut off and forced the surrender of Charleston, S.C., the principal port city of the southern American colonies. The British won.
  • Battle of Cowpens (SC)

    Battle of Cowpens (SC)
    The Battle of Cowpens was an engagement during the American Revolutionary War fought on January 17, 1781 near the town of Cowpens, South Carolina, between U.S. forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton, as part of the campaign in the Carolinas. The Americans won.
  • Yorktown / Surrender (VA)

    Yorktown / Surrender (VA)
    On October 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of some 8,000 men to General George Washington at Yorktown, giving up any chance of winning the Revolutionary War. ... Hours after the surrender, the general's defeated troops marched out of Yorktown to the tune “The World Turned Upside Down.” The British surrendered.