On April 19, 1775 Captain John Parker and 4,000 minutemen battled General Agage and the British and won the first battle of the revultionary war. This battle contained "the shot heardr around the world."
On December 26, 1776 George Washington and his men suprised German soldiers the day after Christmas. This battle brought new recruits to the battle as well as making the Americans one step closer to victory. “Our Men’s Time Expired Yesterday, they have generally engaged to tarry six weeks longer. My company almost to a man.” William Hull, Letter to Andrew Adams, January 1, 1777
October 17, 1777 was the fianl date of the batlle of Saratoga. British General John Burgoyne achieved a small, but costly victory over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold. This was the turning point of the war because it showed the strenthgh of the Americans. "....You Desired Me to Send Morgan and the Light Infantry, and Support Them With My Division."
Battle of Yorktown
In the winter of 1777 George Washignton and his men marched into Trenton. Many died of frostbite, natural causes, and deseration. This battle showed the strength of the Americans. “I should most certainly see you this Winter if within the compass of human possibility…”Henry Knox to Lucy Knox, Valley Forge, 27 December 1777.
Gurellia Warfare was used in warfare by both sides during the entire war. “Where an open war is impossible, oppression can continue quietly behind the scenes. Terrorism. Guerrilla warfare, violence, prisons, concentration camps. I ask you: Is this peace?"
The battle of Yorktown ended on October 19, 1781. This battle was the final battle of the war. George Washington fought againist CHarles Cornwallis for the British. The British surrended at the Americans had won the war. "If we do not deceive our own men, we will never deceive the enemy" General Washington