Major Battles of the Revolutionary War

Major Battles of the Revolutionary War
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  • Lexington and Concord
  • Bunker Hill
  • "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
  • Trenton
  • We won!!!
  • The battles of Lexington and Concord happened in Concord, Massachusetts in April of 1775. The U.S. leader was Captain John Parker, and he and his men were fighting against General Gage and his British troops. The British ended up retreating back to Boston, and the Americans have their very own victory.
  • Saratoga
  • The battle at Bunker Hill happened in Massachusetts in June, 1775. Colonel William Prescott was the American leader and he and his men were fighting against General William Howe and the British troops. The British won the battle, but at a terrible cost. 
  • Valley Forge
  • The battle of Trenton happened in Trenton, New Jersey in December of 1776. The American leader was General George Washington and the British leader was not stated. It was an American victory, and they won another victory at Princeton 8 days later.
  • Fort Sackville
  • The battle of Saratoga happened in New York in October of 1777. The American leader was General Horatio Gates and the British leader was General John Burgoyne. It was an American victory, with the British surrendering. This was the turning point of the Revolution.
  • We surrender!
  • Valley Forge happened in Pennsylvania in the winter of 1777-78.  The British leader is unstated, and the American leader was General George Washington. Valley Forge wasn't a battle, it was an event, so there was not a victory.
  • We lost 1/4 of our men because of so many awful conditions.
  • Fort Sackville happened in the Northwest Territory from May of 1778-February 1779. Commander George rogers Clark was the American leader and they fought the British leader, Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton, and the British troops. The British gave up, and the Americans won, giving them a hold on the region between Great Lakes and the Ohio River.
  • We give up!
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