American Revolution Battles
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Lexington and Concord
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the American Revolution. The british heard of the weapons and ammunition being held in Concord and planned a surprise attack on the Americans, although the Sons of Liberty were watching. In Lexington 70 minutemen waited for the british, they fought and shots rang out but by the time the British reached Concord there were no weapons.
British General Burgoyne slowly made their way to Albany because of the supplies that were needed to be transported. On October 7th the American General surrounded the remaining British soldiers , Burgoyne soon surrendered his entire army to the Americans and the threat to the New England colonies was over
Cornwallis moved his men to set up camp at Yorktown which brought Washington to move him and his 16,000 troops to surround the British at their fort. Washington's men forced the British to escape into the bay on their ships toward the peninsula. After holding them there for 3 weeks, Cornwallis surrendered on October 17th 1781
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