About 700 British Troops reached Lexington. When they got there they found about 70 militiamen waiting with Captain John Parker. The British commander ordered them to drop there muskets but they refused. No one know who fired first but in just a few minutes about 8 militiamen where laying dead. This conflict divided families , friends , and communities.
Washington and his army
In 1775 the Militiamen seized Bunker Hill and Breeds Hill behind Charlestown. They built a lot of things like fortifications on Breeds Hill. The British decided to attack. General William Howe crossed the bay with 2,200 British soldiers. The British forced Militia off the Breed Hill.
YOU GUYS ARE LOYALISTS!!
NO WERE NOT!!
They started running out of supplies. The general sent a party to Vermont to see what they could find. The Americans had created fortifications and built up earthen walls. Tadeusz Kosciuszko had helped the Americans do this. So thats when the Battle of Saratoga broke out. Benedict Arnold married a woman how was a loyalist. The European nation had started to think that the Americans might win their war for independence.
Battle of Yorktown
The Europeans came at the right time to help the Americans when they really need it. Washington and his army camped at Valley Forge. In March Washington army was short on supplies and soldiers had only blankets to cover themselves up. So soldiers walking barefoot had left blood marks on the frozen ground.
The British thought that most of the Southerners were loyalists. The British would control the countryside because they did not have enough troops to occupy it. The British thought if they did that then they loyalist would hold it down for them. They expected a large number of slaves from the southern to join them because they had promised to grant the slaves freedom.
The Siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the Surrender at Yorktown, German Battle or the Siege of Little York, ending on October 19, 1781, at Yorktown, Virginia, was a decisive The Americans were assisted by the French, led by the Comte de Rochambeau. The battle took place in Yorktown, Virginia, near the York River. After the French fleet defeated a British fleet, Cornwallis was cut off and had to surrender to the French and the Continental Army.