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  • Lexington and Concord 1775
  • "it seemed as if men came down from the clouds...."
  • Bunker Hill 1775
  • "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
  • Saratoga 1777
  • he galloped through the battlefield “like a madman,
  • In April 1775, when British troops are sent to confiscate colonial weapons, they run into an untrained and angry militia. This ragtag army defeats 700 British soldiers and the surprise victory bolsters
  • Valley Forge//December 1777
  • Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy, and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost.
  • Camden 1780
  • Fought eighteen days apart in the fall of 1777, the two Battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the American Revolution. On September 19th, British General John Burgoyne achieved a small, but costly victory over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold.
  • Battle Of Yorktown 1781
  • Valley Forge was the military camp in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Philadelphia
  • "We had this day no less than 2,873 men in camp, unfit for duty because they are barefooted and otherwise naked"
  • In 1780, the British had shifted their military strategies to focus on the southern colonies.The British Army had easily taken the Loyalist stronghold of Savannah and had recently captured Charleston and over 5,000 Patriot soldiers.
  • Surrender at Yorktown or the German Battle, ending on October 19, 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia, was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington
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