The fighting at Lexington and concord is considered the first battle of the American revolution.Major John Pitcairn,British leader called orders to their troops.
Before Washington could even take command of the toops and another battle broke out. Taking high ground doesn't always ensure victory. At bunker hill the Americans held their ground until they ran out of ammunition.
Continental Army defeated British--they retreated to New York. They battled in New Jersey.This situation did not change until the next year when the Continental Congress drafted and adopted the Articles of Confederation in 1777.
War at sea
General Benedict Arnold with Light Horse Volunteers=Colonel John Landon. 1 of Colonial Landon's men was Went worth Cheswell, African American official from Mass.--encouraged others to join the Patriot’s cause.
French provided U.S with supplies and troops, and helped defend at sea.Spanish military leader Bernardo de Galvez helped defeat British in Florida.