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Revolutionary War Battles

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Revolutionary War Battles The Battle of Lexington/Concord This battle took place at Lexington on April 18, 1775 The Americans were led by General Captain Thomas Parker

The British were led by General Thomas Gage 70 minutemen held out against 700 redcoats and made them retreat. Each side only lost about a dozen men The Americans won this battle, this was an inspirational win because they realized that beating the British was possible The Battle of Bunker Hill This battle occurred at Bunker and Breeds Hill on June 17, 1775 The Americans were led by General Gage The British were led by General Howe The Americans were attacked at Breed's Hill in Boston Harbor and they fell back to Bunker Hill where they made their last stand The British had over 1,000 casualties and the Americans had 450 The Americans won the battle, but they
did not gain much because the British
still remained in Boston The Battle of
Quebec This battle took place in Quebec, Canada on December 31, 1775 Major General Benedict Arnold commanded the Americans
Colonel Allen Maclean and the Governor of Canada Commanded The British The Americans attempted to invade Canada to get them on their side British and Canadian forces had 20 casualties, Americans had 500 This was a significant loss for the Americans because they did not gain the support of Canada The Battle of Long Island This Battle took place at Long Island (between Brooklyn, NY and New York City) on August 27, 1776 General George Washington led the Americans and General Sir William Howe led the British The British dominated the Continentals and pushed them out of Long Island The Americans had lost about 15,000 men The British won this battle, and this was significant for them because they gained control of the harbors, which allowed them to ship in troops and supplies without opposition The Battle of Trenton This battle occurred at Trenton, NJ on December 26, 1776 The Americans were led by General George Washington
The British were led by General Johann Rall Washington's army crossed the Delaware river into Trenton and found over 1,000 sleeping Hessians. Washington's army took them by complete surprise The Hessians lost 20 men and 900 were captured, the Continentals only lost 2 men The Continental army won the battle, this was significant because they had been traveling with scarce supplies and they gained supplies from the Hessians for the winter The Battle of Princeton This battle occurred at Princeton, NJ on January 3, 1777 The Americans were led by General George Washington and the British were led by General Charles Mawhood Washington wanted one more victory for his army so he attacked Mawhood's army The British suffered many more casualties than the Americans The Americans won this battle, this was a slight win because it put a dent in the number of British forces around New Jersey The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga This battle took place at Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain in New York on July 6, 1777 The Americans were led by Major General Arthur St. Clair
The British were led by Major General John Burgoyne The British easily outnumbered the Americans and the Americans withdrew Each side suffered about a dozen casualties The Americans lost the battle, this was a heavy loss because they had lost control of heavy artillery that was needed to push the British out of Boston The Battle of Bennington This Battle occurred in New York on the road towards Vermont on August 16, 1777 The Americans were led by Brigadier John Stark and the British were led by Colonels Baum and Breyman Running low on supplies, Colonel Baum decided to raid the American supply depot at Bennington The British had 900 German casualties, the Americans suffered 70 The Americans won this battle and this win was significant because it left the British with low supplies and this gave the Americans confidence The Battle of Germantown This battle took place at Germantown, Pennsylvania on October 4, 1777 The Americans were led by General George Washington and the British were led by Major General Howe The Americans made a surprise attack on the British but could not follow through with it, forcing them to retreat The Americans had 1,000 casualties and the British had 500 This was a slight win for the British because they managed to fend off Washington's attack, but did not follow through to complete victory giving Washington time to fortify elsewhere The Battle of Saratoga This battle occurred at Saratoga on The Hudson River in New York The Americans were led by Major General Horatio Gates and the British were led by Major General John Burgoyne The British wanted to divide and conquer the American forces, but the British had 86 percent of it's army captured, this was the turning point of the war The British had 3,500 casualties The Americans won this battle, this was significant because the British lost an enormous amount of their army The Battle of Monmouth This battle occurred at Monmouth, New Jersey on June 28, 1778 The Americans were led by Major General Charles Lee and the British were led by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton The Americans were given incorrect orders by Lee, and these orders led them to retreat The Americans had 350 casualties and the British had 300 The Americans lost this battle, but neither side gained much The Battle of Savannah This battle took place at Savannah, Georgia on September 16, 1779 The Americans were led by General Benjamin Lincoln and the British were led by General Augustine Prevost The Americans rushed the British because they had them in a siege, but the British stood their ground The Americans lost 1,000 men, the British only lost 40 The British won the battle, this was a big loss for the Americans because they failed to gain control of the big port city The Battle of Charleston This battle took place in Charleston, South Carolina on April 1, 1780 The Americans were led by Major General Benjamin Lincoln and the British were led by Lieutenant General Henry Clinton The British were asking for unconditional surrender from Lincoln but he refused and kept his honor 5,000 Americans were captured and 250 were killed, the British had 200 casualties This was a substantial loss for the Americans because they lost the Charleston canal which offered many defenses The Battle of King Mountain This battle took place at King Mountain, South Carolina on October 7, 1780 The Americans were led by Colonels Shelby, Cleveland, Campbell, and Winston. The British were led by Major Patrick Ferguson The American revolutionaries flanked the loyalists from all sides and demolished them The revolutionaries had 90 casualties and the loyalists had 1,000 killed or captured This was a very slight win for the Americans because they won easily but they didn't gain much The Battle of Yorktown This battle occurred in Yorktown, Virginia on September 28, 1781 The Americans were commanded by General Washington and the British were commanded by Major General Lord Cornwallis This was the last major battle of the American Revolution, it was the British against the Americans aided by the French There were 500 British casualties, and 280 American and French casualties The Americans won this battle and this victory was significant because the British surrendered once again and America took another bounding leap towards independance The End :)
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