The battle that started the Revolutionary War. The Redcoats marched toward
Battle of Saratoga
A battle fought at Breed's Hill. Though the Patriots lost the battle, the Redcoats lost many men and had to retreat three times. This boosted morale throughout the Patriot army.
Battle of Yorktown
One of the most major battles of the Revolutionary War. Washington's army was close to dissolving and needed a victory desperately. At around midnight on Christmas, Washington led his army across the Delaware River, marching on around 600 sleeping Hessian mercenaries. They won the battle with minimal casualties.
Treaty of Paris of 1783
An attack carried out by the British gone wrong. General John Burgoyne of the Redcoat army led his troops from Canada to Fort Ticonderoga, capturing it from the Patriots. He led his army past the Fort to Albany, not knowing that General Howe, a Patriot general, had left New York and sailed up Chesapeake Bay to surround the Redcoats. He did so, and General Burgoyne was forced to surrender his entire army to General Howe.
In 1781, the Continental Army began to skirmish with troops led by General Charles Cornwallis in the Carolinas. Cornwallis, hoping to stay in contact with his Navy, decided to move his troops to Yorktown. General Washington saw this as an opportunity to trap Cornwallis at Yorktown. He ordered one of his generals, Lafayette, to block the Redcoat's only escape path on land. he then combined 2,500 of his own troops with 4,000 of Comte de Rochambeau's troops, a French general, to surround them. A French naval fleet captured Chesapeake bay, keeping the Britsh ships from assisting Cornwallis. After weeks of battle, the Patriots won, capturing around 8,000 soldiers.