The American Revolution Gallery Walk
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The Battle of Brooklyn
The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Princeton
A group of about 260 troops called the Maryland 400 bought time during the Battle of Brooklyn by defending what is known as the Old Stone House. Less than a dozen remained after fighting against over 2000 British soldiers.
The Battle of Saratoga
In attempt to march into the Hessian base in Trenton, three Patriot generals, including George Washington, led three boats respectively to cross the Delaware River. They endured a terrible storm with heavy waves, delaying their arrivals.
Winter at Valley Forge
The image above is a recreation of a painting depicting a death of a general on the British force during the Battle of Princeton. The Patriots strategically deceived the British, successfully driving them out of New Jersey.
The Battle/Siege of Yorktown
The image above depicts a painting of British General John Burgoyne's surrender during the second battle of the Battle of Saratoga. This win for the Americans was a turning point in the war, also leading to the colonies' ally with France.
The Continental Army camped at Valley Forge with deplorable conditions in December of 1777. George Washington felt the first essay of Thomas Paine's The Crisis was inspiring, therefore reading it out loud to the soldiers. This greeatly lifted their spirits and filled them with passion and determination.
British General Charles Cornwallis stationed a majority of the troops in Yorktown, Virginia, in hopes of getting supplies through the river, which never came. While they stalled, the Americans and French successfully surrounded them, causing the British surrender depicted above.
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