On April 19, some British troops reached Lexington and found about 70 militia men waiting with Captain John Parker. General Gage was the British leader. The British commander told the Americans to drop their muskets, they refused. A battle broke out, making the British retreat. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote ¨colonial troops had fired the ¨shot heard ´round the world.¨ The Americans won the battle.
Colonel William Prescott was the American Leader and General William Howe was the British Leader. Colonel William Prescott ordered ¨Don´t fire until you see the whites in their eyes.¨ The British got closer, and the militia released murderous fire. The British fell back and then charged again. Finally they forced the militia off the hill. The British won.
The American leader for the Battle of Trenton was George Washington and forthe British Leader was unknown. The battle was between the Americans and the Hessians. The Americans captured and killed more than 900 Hessians and gained needed supplies. The Americans won.
For the battle of Saratoga, the American Leader was General Horatio Gates and the British leader was unknown. The Americans won because the British surrendered. ¨He is famous for losing the Battle of Saratoga, which encouraged the French to enter the war and help Mr. Washington win the battle of Yorktown.¨ John Burnham said.
For Valley Forge, it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The American Leader was George Washington and the British leader was unknown. Beginning in the winter of 1777-78, Washington and his army camped at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. On the march to Valley Forge, the army was so short on supplies. They also lacked on shoes so the footprints were bloody. "We have this day no less than 2,873 men in camp, unfit for duty because they are barefooted and otherwise naked.”
For the Battle of Fort Sackville, the American leader was George Clark and the British leader was unknown. In May of 1778, Clark and a group of frontiersmen began to travel down the Ohio River. He recruited others on the way until he had a group of 175 to 200 men. They went by boat and then later on foot to Kaskaskia, a British port. They captured Kaskaskia without a fight and now are setting to take Fort Sackville. The Americans won and got Fort Sackville. “YOU MAY EXPECT NO MERCY” George Clark said.