Don't fire 'till you see the whites of their eyes!
On the morning of April 19, 1775, British soldiers, led by Lt. Col. Francis Smith, arrived in Lexington. Thanks to the work of Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott, the city of Lexington already knew of the British's arrival and had assembled a militia led by Capt. John Parker. (cont'd in Word doc.)
One of the next major battles in the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Bunker Hill happened on June 17, 1775, on Breed's Hill, just outside of Boston. (cont'd in Word doc)
On Christmas day, 1776, General George Washington, the Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army, and around 2400 men crossed the Delaware River on their way to Trenton, New Jersey. (cont'd in Word doc.)
The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolution. Taking place through the fall of 1777, it started when the British tried for a three-pronged attack. (cont'd in Word doc.)
That winter, the winter of 1777, after a failed attempt to capture the British at Philadelphia through the Battle of White Marsh, Congress decided that Washington and his troops should retire for the winter. (cont'd in Word doc.)
The Battle of Yorktown took place through the fall of 1781. Lord Cornwallis marched his troops to a peninsula in Yorktown, Virginia, a very poor choice. (cont'd in Word doc.)