American Revolution - 1777
American Revolution: Battle of the Assunpink Creek
The Battle of the Assunpink Creek was fought January 2, 1777, during the American Revolution. Following the Battle of Trenton, General George Washington moved his army into a defensive position behind Assunpink Creek. Attacked by Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis, Washington turned back the British at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek...
American Revolution: Battle of Princeton
The Battle of Princeton was fought on January 3, 1777, shortly after the American victory at Trenton. Advancing on Princeton, Gen. George Washington's men encountered British troops under Lt. Col. Charles Mawhood. In a pitched battle, the Americans prevailed and forced the British to retreat.
American Revolution: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777)
The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga was fought July 2-6, 1777, during the American Revolution. Advancing south, Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne laid siege to Fort Ticonderoga during the early stages of the Saratoga Campaign. Emplacing guns on nearby heights, he won the Siege of Fort Ticonderoga and forced Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair to retreat.
American Revolution: Battle of Hubbardton
The Battle of Hubbardton was fought July 7, 1777, during the American Revolution. Retreating from Fort Ticonderoga, American troops were attacked by Brig. Gen. Simon Fraser. In the resulting Battle of Hubbardton, the Americans fought hard but were forced to retreat.
American Revolution: Siege of Fort Stanwix
The Siege of Fort Stanwix was conducted August 2 to 22, 1777, during the American Revolution. Part of the Saratoga Campaign, the Siege of Fort Stanwix was mounted by Brigadier General Barry St. Leger. The Siege of Fort Stanwix ultimately failed when American reinforcements led by Major General Benedict Arnold arrived.
American Revolution: Battle of Oriskany
The Battle of Oriskany was fought August 6, 1777, during the American Revolution. Part of the Saratoga Campaign, the Battle of Oriskany saw American forces ambushed while moving to relieve Fort Stanwix. In the Battle of Oriskany, American forces were beaten, however Native American morale was damaged when colonials forces from Fort Stanwix...
American Revolution: Battle of Bennington
Part of the Saratoga Campaign, the Battle of Bennington was an American victory over the British. The battle occurred when American troops encountered British and Hessian forces that had been sent to raid the supply depot at Bennington, VT.
American Revolution: Battle of Brandywine
The Battle of Brandywine was fought September 11, 1777, during the American Revolution. Landing at Head of Elk, Gen. Sir William Howe marched north with the goal of capturing Philadelphia. Opposed by American forces at the Battle of Brandywine, the British won clear victory after turning the enemy flank.
American Revolution: Battles of Saratoga
The Battles of Saratoga were fought September 19 and October 7, 1777, in upstate New York. Advancing south, Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne encountered American forces south of Saratoga. Fighting two battles, Burgoyne was ultimately forced to surrender his army. The American victory at Saratoga was the turning point of the war and led to an alliance...
American Revolution: Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Germantown was the second major battle of the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign. Fought on October 4, 1777, the Battle of Germantown saw General George Washington attempt a series of complicated attacks against British positions around Germantown, PA. During the assault, his men became lost in the fog and the attacks were defeated.
American Revolution: Paoli Massacre
The Paoli Massacre took place September 20-21, 1777, during the American Revolution. Fought shortly after the Battle of Brandywine, the Paoli Massacre saw Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's men surprise attacked by British troops led by Major General Charles Grey. In the wake of the Paoli Massacre, Wayne's command fled the field and moved west.
American Revolution: Battle of Forts Clinton & Montgomery
The Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery was fought October 6, 1777, during the American Revolution. In an effort to aid Major General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, Major General Sir Henry Clinton moved up the Hudson River and attacked Forts Clinton and Montgomery. In the resulting Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery, he won a victory and...
American Revolution: Battle of Red Bank
The Battle of Red Bank was fought October 22, 1777, during the American Revolution. Having captured Philadelphia, Gen. Sir William Howe dispatched Hessian forces to capture Fort Mercer on the Delaware River. Attacking at the Battle of Red Bank, the Hessians were repulsed with heavy losses.
American Revolution: Winter at Valley Forge
Valley Forge was the encampment for Gen. George Washington's Continental Army during the winter of 1777/78. Arriving at Valley Forge battered after several defeats, the Continental Army endured a winter of starvation and privation. During the encampment, it was drilled and trained by the Prussian Baron von Steuben.
Photo Tour: Valley Forge
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a...
American Revolution: Battle of Ridgefield
The Battle of Ridgefield was fought April 27, 1777, during the American Revolution. Raiding into Connecticut, British forces destroyed a depot at Danbury before coming under attack at the Battle of Ridgefield. The fighting at the Battle of Ridgefield saw Brigadier General Benedict Arnold attempt to halt the enemy as they withdrew.
American Revolution: Siege of Fort Mifflin
The Siege of Fort Mifflin was fought September 26 to November 16, 1777, during the American Revolution. Moving up the Delaware River, the British began the Siege of Fort Mifflin in an effort to open the waterway to the Royal Navy. Holding out for over a month, the Siege of Fort Mifflin ended when the American garrison evacuated to New Jersey.