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  • The Lexington and Concord battle took place on April 1th, 1775. The British general, Thomas Gage ordered the seizure of weapons and powder being stored in Concord.  The King's troops marched into the town and faced a small company of militia commanded by Captain John Parker.  The British lost 73 men by the time the battle ended, losing to the Americans. 
  • The Bunker Hill battle took place on June 17th, 1775. After the Lexington and Concord battle, the colonials followed the British back to Boston. The British planned to occupy Bunker Hill due to the need to control access to the Boston Massacre. William Prescott ordered the colonials to  occupy Bunker Hills. Under William Howe, the British army attacked the colonials. 
  • On December 23, 1776, the Trenton battle took place. American general, George Washington came up with a plan to capture supplies, and renew American morale. His plan led to American victory. 
  • On September 19th, 1777, British troops left to battle the Americans. The battle took place in Saratoga, New York. There were three separate groups but the only ones that got close to the target was General John Burgoyne's army. The battle ended in American victory.
  • On January 17, 1781, the battle known as, " Cowpens", took place. American soldiers were led by Daniel Morgan and British soldiers were led by Bangstre Tarleton. Daniel Morgan's strategy of organizing his soldiers in a certain way and having the militiamen in the second line to meet the British attack with two volleys then retreat worked out perfectly giving the British heavy casualties, leading to American victory.
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