first battle of the revolutionary war this is what started it all, tensions had been building for many years between residents of the colonies. hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began moving to intercept the Redcoats
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War, the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Despite their loss against the British and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost.
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
The Battle of Saratoga occurred in September and October 1777, during the second year of the American Revolution. It included two battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary war.
Conditions were notoriously cold and harsh and provisions were in short supply, a large turning point for the Americans in the revolutionary war.
On September 28, 1781, General George Washington, telling a force of 17,000 French and Continental troops, begins the Battle of Yorktown against British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and a contingent of 9,000 British troops at Yorktown, Virginia, in the most important battle of the Revolutionary War.