On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache.
Battle of Saratoga
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts.
Valley Forge, Pennsyllevania
During the American Revolution, Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey.
Fought eighteen days apart in the fall of 1777, the two Battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the American Revolution.
On this day in 1777, commander of the Continental Army George Washington, leads his beleaguered troops into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
In the fall of 1781, a combined American force of Colonial and French troops laid siege to the British Army at Yorktown, Virginia