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American Revolution Battles

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American Revolution Battles: Fighting For Liberty

The battles of the American Revolution were fought as far north as Quebec and as far south as Savannah. As the war became global with the entry of France in 1778, other battles were fought overseas as the powers of Europe clashed. Beginning in 1775, these battles brought to prominence previously quiet villages such as Lexington, Germantown, Saratoga, and Yorktown, forever linking their names with the cause of American independence. Fighting during the early years of the American Revolution was generally in the North, while the war shifted south after 1779. During the war, around 25,000 Americans died (approx. 8,000 in battle), while another 25,000 were wounded. British and German losses numbered around 20,000 and 7,500 respectively.

American Revolution Battles:

1775

April 19 - Battles of Lexington & Concord - Massachusetts

April 19, 1775-March 17, 1776 - Siege of Boston - Massachusetts

May 10 - Capture of Fort Ticonderoga - New York

June 11-12 - Battle of Machias - Massachusetts (Maine)

June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill - Massachusetts

September 17-November 3 - Siege of Fort St. Jean - Canada

December 9 - Battle of Great Bridge - Virginia

December 31 - Battle of Quebec - Canada

1776

February 27 - Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge - North Carolina

March 3-4 - Battle of Nassau - Bahamas

June 28 - Battle of Sullivan's Island (Charleston) - South Carolina

August 27-30 - Battle of Long Island - New York

September 16 - Battle of Harlem Heights - New York

October 11 - Battle of Valcour Island - New York

October 28 - Battle of White Plains - New York

November 16 - Battle of Fort Washington - New York

December 26 - Battle of Trenton - New Jersey

1777

January 2 - Battle of the Assunpink Creek - New Jersey

January 3 - Battle of Princeton - New Jersey

April 27 - Battle of Ridgefield - Connecticut

July 2-6 - Siege of Fort Ticonderoga - New York

July 7 - Battle of Hubbardton - Vermont

August 2-22 - Siege of Fort Stanwix - New York

August 6 - Battle of Oriskany - New York

August 16 - Battle of Bennington - New York

September 11 - Battle of Brandywine - Pennsylvania

September 19 & October 7 - Battle of Saratoga - New York

September 21 - Paoli Massacre - Pennsylvania

September 26-November 16 - Siege of Fort Mifflin - Pennsylvania

October 4 - Battle of Germantown - Pennsylvania

October 6 - Battle of Forts Clinton & Montgomery - New York

October 22 - Battle of Red Bank - New Jersey

December 19-June 19, 1778 - Winter at Valley Forge - Pennsylvania

1778

June 28 - Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey

August 29 - Battle of Rhode Island - Rhode Island

1779

February 14 - Battle of Kettle Creek - Georgia

July 16 - Battle of Stony Point - New York

September 16-October 18 - Siege of Savannah - Georgia

September 23 - Battle of Flamborough Head (Bonhomme Richard vs. HMS Serapis) - waters off Britain

1780

March 29-May 12 - Siege of Charleston - South Carolina

May 29 - Battle of Waxhaws - South Carolina

June 23 - Battle of Springfield - New Jersey

August 16 - Battle of Camden - South Carolina

October 7 - Battle of Kings Mountain - South Carolina

1781

January 5 - Battle of Jersey - Channel Islands

January 17 - Battle of Cowpens - South Carolina

March 15 - Battle of Guilford Court House - North Carolina

April 25 - Battle of Hobkirk's Hill - South Carolina

September 5 - Battle of the Chesapeake - waters off Virginia

September 6 - Battle of Groton Heights - Connecticut

September 8 - Battle of Eutaw Springs - South Carolina

September 28-October 19 - Battle of Yorktown - Virginia

1782

April 9-12 - Battle of the Saintes - Caribbean

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