Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes !!!!
On April 19 of 1775 the battles of Lexington and Concord were fought, and these battles kicked off the Revolutionary War. Captain John Parker lead the Americans and Colonel Smith lead the British. "It seemed as if men came down from the clouds," (Soldier). The Americans ultimately won the battle for the British had retreated back to Boston.
Battle of Saratoga
In June of 1775 militiamen seized Bunker Hill alarming the British. General William Howe lead the British while Colonel William Prescott lead the Americans. "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes," (William Prescott). The British had won the battle , but at a tremendous cost.
Washington and his troops crossed an icy river to New Jersey late night on December 25, 1776. They captured or killed more than 900 Hessians and gained much needed supplies . America had "won" this battle .
Battle of Yorktown
I SURRENDER !!!
In October of 1777 British General John Burgoyne encountered American General Horatio Gates on the way to Albany. The Americans built fortifications and fired day and night on the British until they retreated, so America had won this battle. "Like a madman," (Sergeant speaking of Benedict Arnold).
In August of 1780 General Horatio Gates formed a new Southern army and added about 2,000 untrained militia. As the army headed for Camden they encountered British leader Lord Cornwallis. The militia was heavily defeated by the British for they were unprepared. “Their number did not exceed 20 men and boys,some white,some black, and all mounted, but most of them miserably equipped,” (Officer).
In 1781, American General George Washington captured British leader Lord Cornwallis in the peninsula. America and France bombarded Yorktown and brought buildings to rubble. Eventually, Cornwallis surrendered his army of 8,000 so the Americans had won. "It's all over," (British prime minister).