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American Revolution


THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION gave birth to the United States and resulted in our great American Republic.  It began in earnest in 1775, though disenchantment with British rule began many years earlier.   Popular unrest seriously escalated with The Boston Massacre in 1770.  The major fighting finally ended at Yorktown in 1781.  The Treaty of Paris recognizing American Independence was signed in 1783.  One in four men who served in the Continental Army would lose his life, a higher percentage death toll than in any war in all of American history.  Almost half of American prisoners of war in the Revolution died from disease and malnutrition.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


​"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty -- that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

~ George Washington

Dates


1775-1783

Campaigns & Battles


 
Northern Campaign
Battle of Lexington and Concord
Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill)
Battle of Quebec
Battle of Long Island (Brooklyn)
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Oriskany
Battle of Bennington
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Saratoga (Freeman’s Farm)
Battle of Germantown
Battle of Saratoga (Bemis Heights)
Battle of Monmouth Courthouse
 
Southern Campaign
Capture of Savannah
Siege of Charleston
Battle of Camden
Battle of Kings Mountain
Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Battle of Eutaw Springs
Battle of Yorktown
 
Naval Campaign
Battle of Bon Homme Richard & Serapis
1st Battle of the Virginia Capes
2nd Battle of the Virginia Capes