|Battles & Battlefields . . .
The American Revolution (1775-1783).
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|= Colonies Victory|
|= British Victory|
|LEXINGTON & CONCORD . . . (MA)|
|April 19, 1775 - Minutemen learn of British troop movement to Concord though Lexington. British troops were ordered to secure American's weapons in Concord. On the way to Concord, 70 minutemen confront the British but were out numbered by six to seven hundred British soldiers. This is where the shot heard around the world took place. Eighteen minutemen die and the rest retreat. After finding no weapons in Concord, the British march back to Boston. On the way back they run into about 4,000 patriot minutemen. About 1,800 British troops engage in battle and lose270 and the Patriots lose 95.|
|FORT TICONDEROGA . . . (NY)|
|May 10, 1775 - About 175 Green Mountain Boys, led by Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen, walk into the fort late at night and capture 50 British soldiers and take cannon and ordinance supplies. No shots were fired!|
|BUNKER HILL / BREEDS HILL . . . (MA)|
|June 17, 1775 - The first major battle between the British and Patriots. On the morning of the 17th the Patriots had control of Breeds Hill. 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes' was shouted by Colonel Putnam. After heavy artillery fire the British took Breeds Hill then Bunker Hill. A very costly battle for the British, they lost 1,150 to injury or death. The Patriots lost 441 to injury or death. Ultimately, 251 British and 140 Patriots are killed. At the end of the battle the Patriots felt as though they could win the war against the British. A sense of national pride developed because of this battle.|
|SIEGE OF CHARLESTON . . . (SC)|
|June 28, 1776 - British naval forces attack fortified Sullivan's Island, the guarding entrance to the harbor of Charleston. British warships ran aground because British General Clinton did not realize the shallowness of the water. The British sent 100 soldiers by small boat to siege Fort Moultrie, after thirteen hours of intense fighting they were driven off by the Patriots. The British admit defeat and and drift out to sea. It wasn't until nearly four years later (May 1780) that the British were able to take Charleston by setting the town on fire. The British suffered a great defeat thinking that there power was strong. Patriots lose 37, British lose 225.
Side Note: William Jasper from Georgia, would not let the Fort Moultrie flag fall. When the flag was shot down, Jasper shouted out that we can not fight without our flag! Jasper jumped over the wall of the fort and recovered the flag. In full sight of the British, Jasper climbed back over the wall and pinned the flag to the side of the fort, letting the towns people know that the fort had not been taken.
|Long Island . . .|
|Battle of New York . . .|
|Harlem Heights . . .|
|White Plains . . .|
|Trenton . . .|
|Fort Ticonderoga . . .|
|Bennington . . .|
|Saratoga . . .|
|Germantown . . .
October 4, 1777 - George Washington attacks Howe's garrison of 9,000. 152 Americans lost, 521 wounded, 400 captured. British lost 537 and 14 captured. Washington retreats to Whitemarsh with British in pursuit.
|Saratoga . . .|
|Cowpens . . .|
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