Major Battles Of the Revolutionary War

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Luke Maquindang

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  • No this way to Lexington and Concord <---
  • Lexington And Concord
  • This Way To Lexington And Concord --->
  • Bunker Hill
  • "Don't Fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"(Prescott)
  • Saratoga
  • He went into battle riding his horse "like a madman"(pg 183).
  • Lexington And Concord were the first battles of the revolutionary war. The British retreated after nearly 4,000 militia and minutemen arrived. Making this an American Victory.
  • Valley Forge
  • General Howe led many British men to attack Breeds Hill. General Prescott told his men to not fire until they get really close because they had low ammunition. Even though the British won, they had heavy casualties.
  • Guerrilla Fighting
  • “Their number did not exceed 20 men and boys, some white, some black, and all mounted, but most of them miserably equipped,”(pg 191)
  • On September 19 the continental army attacked. Benedict Arnold led an attack riding his horse into the battle was shot in the leg. He married a loyalist and became a traitor. Even though the hessian mercenaries fell back. This became the turning point of the war and was an american victory.
  • Battle Of Yorktown
  • Valley Forge was when Washington's army retreated and camped near Pennsylvania. Many men deserted but most stayed because they liked George Washington.
  • "Soldiers Loved Him. They'd sell their lives for him,"(page 187)
  • Gates and very few men went to go try to attack British ships in the swamps. They ran into a British force and Gates put the inexperienced militiamen in front. Kalb and some men stayed but the others retreated.
  • The Battle of Yorktown was the end. Cornwallis had set up a fort in Yorktown and was surrounded by the Americans and French. A huge fleet of French ships kept the British ships away and bombarded the fort. Washington took this opportunity and attacked the fort. The British surrendered making this an American Victory.
  • "Its All Over" (Cornwallis)
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