An American Spy named Nathan Hale would go in disguise to the British troops to get info on them. Nathan Hale was Captain in the Continental Army.He did this during Battle of Long Island. He was captured September 22, 1776 and executed.
On Christmas Day in 1776 Washington marched his army across the icy Delaware River to attack the Hessians. He surrounded the Hessians with his army. They were so drunk from the night before because they weren't expecting him to come they had to surrender and Washington won.
January 3, 1777 the Battle of Princeton. It was in New Jersey under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mawhood. General Lord Cornwallis left 1,400 British troops with Mahwood.
The Battle of Saratoga took place in New York from September 19th to October 17th 1777. The battle was led by John Burgoyne, Harioto Gates, and Benedict Arnold. Benedict Arnold worked as a spy and then turned traitor and told all of our plans to the other side.
Valley Forge December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. British took control of the American capital of Philadelphia. Washington, Wayne, Steuben, Lafayette, Howe, Knox, Greene, and Martha Washington.