Major Battles of the Revolutionary War

Major Battles of the Revolutionary War

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  • Lexington  and Concord
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes !!!!
  •  Trenton
  • 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.
  • Camden
  • 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).
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