The first battles of the war. Under the American Captain John Parker, 4,000 Minutemen caused the British to retreat from Concord in April, 1775. The British gained a small victory at Lexington while under General Gage. "Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War."
A battle in which the Americans lost, but killed over 1,000 Redcoat soldiers. Americans, under the command of Captain William Prescott, were told not to fire until they saw the whites of their enemies eyes, due to the fact that they didn't have enough supplies. "Militiamen seized Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill behind Charlestown."
The Americans, under the command of George Washington, were under supplied in the harsh conditions of the freezing cold and snow. Many soldiers stayed, but some deserted. Many died due to malnutrition. This part of the continental army stayed at Valley Forge from 1777 to 1778. "Beginning in the winter of 1777-1778, Washington and his army camped at Valley Forge in southeast Pennsylvania."
Battle of Yorktown
The Americans, under the command of George Rogers Clark, took Fort Sackville and the region between the Great Lakes and the Ohio River from May 1778 to February 1779. "Then they moved east to take Fort Sackville at Vicennes, in present-day Indiana."
The Americans, under the command of Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox), learn guerilla warfare, which is a style of combat where the soldier hides behind trees and cover, while aiming to fire their guns. "Their leader was Francis Marion, called the 'Swamp Fox.'"
Happened in 1781, and brought the Americans victory in their revolution. This officially made them separate from Britain. Last battle of the war. The Americans were under the command of George Washington, and the British under Lord Cornwallis. "In the Battle of Yorktown, the American and French troops bombarded Yorktown with cannon fire, turning its buildings to rubble."