Revolutionary Wars

Revolutionary Wars

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  • Lexington and Concord 
  • Bunker Hill
  • Trenton
  • 1775: Captain John Parker and about 70 militiamen were waiting for the British at Lexington on April 19, 1775, when General Gage and the British reached Concord they destroyed military supplies. Over 4,000 Minutemen arrived. "No one knows who fired first, but within a few minutes eight militiamen lay dead".
  • Saratoga
  • 1775: British decided to attack marching up Breeds Hill American leader captain Prescott told him men "Don't fire until you see the whites in there eyes", redcoats won the battle while more than 1,000 men were killed and wounded while only 400 militia men were hurt.
  • Valley Forge
  • 1776: George Washington and his troops crosses the Delaware River to New Jersey to surprise the Hessian, when they arrived Americans captured and killed more than 900 Hessian, after that they were able to take supplies they needed. One person said that he saw a muddy soldier that "lost all his clothes" while traveling across the river. Americans won.
  • Camden
  • 1777: The British army was running out of supplies and needed to get horses. Burgoyne's army was slowly making there way to Albany, the Continental Army by General Horatio Gates were waiting for them on a ridge called Bemis Heights. When the fight broke out the British army surrendered since they were exhausted from arriving to the point. Benedict Arnold was running through the feild like a "madman".  Americans won.
  • 1777- 78: George Washington was forced to retreat back to Philadelphia by General Howe during the winter the American troops stayed in Valley Forge in Southeast Pennsylvania but as time went on they got weak and where down on supplies to where they only had a blanket for themselves, not even clothing. There was no battle but everyone sa the endurance the Americans had. One soldier had said they stayed together because of the "Love of our country".
  • 1780: British thought that the Southerners were loyalist so they moved the war South while fighting for three years no one won the battle. Afterward British thought that if they claimed territory loyalist would hold it for them, they believed that many slaves would join there side because they said they would give them freedom. Not all were sent free and others were traded into African American slavery with the West Indies. British ended up winning the war against Americans.
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