Revolutionary Battles

Revolutionary Battles

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  • Battle of Lexington
  • Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Battle of Trenton
  • British soldiers were told that colonists were stocking weapons so the soldiers began their march to Concord to seize the weapons. The colonists and soldiers fought at Concord and the British won. They moved on to Lexington but when they arrived, the weapons had been moved. The colonists and soldiers fought and the British lost. The soldiers were forced to retreat back to Concord.
  • Battle of Saratoga
  • After the British retreat Lexington and Concord, they come back to find the colonists set up on a hill. The colonists have barricades set up. The British have to fight upward so they are being slowed down. The colonists finally ran out of ammo and the British were able to overtake them. This battle resulted in the British losing 40% of their soldiers.
  • Valley Forge
  • Cough*
  • The Americans had been suffering many defeats that many believed the war would soon be lost. An aid had told Washington that Germany will be drinking a ton of beer and dancing. Washington decided to plan a surprise attack on Hessian garrison station in Trenton, New Jersey the day after Christmas.
  • Battle of Yorktown
  • I surrender!
  • The British tried a 3 pronged attack that stretched supply lines. Only one army made it. Burgoyne ends up surrounded by a much larger American force with no reinforcements coming. The Americans won. Benedict Arnold who played a crucial role in the victory was wounded. The British troops and Hessians surrendered. The French finally realized that the Americans could win and agreed to help them.
  • George Washington and his troops were failing to recapture Philadelphia from the British, so he set up camp for the winter. Supply shortages were very common and several diseases broke out so George Washington ordered inoculation. Eventually, Baron von Steuben showed up and created a training program for the soldiers.
  • I'm so sick and cold.
  • Shivers*
  • Corn Wallace was surrounded by the French and the Americans so he surrendered. This is what ended the war.
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