December 11, 2018

Major Battles of the Revolution

Leading the Charge, Battles of the American Revolution

Leading the Charge, Battles of the American Revolution

Major battles of the American Revolution is part 13 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. There were over 25 major battles in the American Revolution. From the first shots at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April 1775, to the Battle of Germantown in the winter of 1777, the British had the superior fighting force. However, the Continental Army had some significant wins. In early 1777, Britain had two main armies led by General Burgoyne and General Cornwallis. As Burgoyne’s army marched south, they extended their supply lines to the point of running out of food and supplies. Eventually, Burgoyne was forced to surrender at the Battle of Saratoga. [Read more…]

Battle of Bunker Hill

The American Revolution, Battle of Bunker Hill, fought on Breeds Hill.

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill is part 10 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

After the Battle of Lexington and Concord the colonial militia chased the British army back to Boston. There, the militia held position around the city. [Read more…]

Battle of Lexington and Concord


Battle of Lexington and Concord

Battle of Lexington and Concord

The Battle of Lexington and Concord is part 8 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. Often referred to as the “Shot Heard Around the World,” the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. The British were concerned of a rebellion by the colonists and sent 700 soldiers to destroy munitions the colonists had stored in Concord. The colonists learned of the plan, and in the now famous “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” he road his horse from Boston to Lexington to warn that the British were coming. [Read more…]

First Continental Congress

First Continental Congress

First Continental Congress, Join or Die

The First Continental Congress is part 7 of revisiting the American Revolution history, my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. The First Continental Congress brought together representatives from each of the colonies, except Georgia, to discuss a response to the British “Intolerable Acts.” [Read more…]

The Intolerable Acts

Leslie Bridge

The “Intolerable Acts” is part 6 of my ongoing Fourth of July pre-celebration revisiting American Revolution history. The British parliament responded to the Boston Tea Party by passing laws the colonies called the “Intolerable Acts.” [Read more…]

British Evacuation of Boston

British SoldiersThe British Evacuation of Boston is part 11 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

After the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the colonial militia had set up a siege line around the British army in Boston. This limited the British access to fresh meat and other supplies. Also, even though the British defeated the militia in the Battle of Bunker Hill, major losses left the British needing reinforcements from England. [Read more…]

Boston Massacre

Boston Massacre - Customs House on King Street in Boston

Boston Massacre - Customs House on King Street in Boston

The Boston Massacre is part 4 of my American Revolution refresher, and the meaning behind the Fourth of July. Today I’ll talk about what happened at the Boston Massacre, and its implication on driving the colonists towards independence.

The citizens of Boston resented having British troops stationed in their town to enforce the British Tax Acts. On evening of March 5, a group of young men began taunting a British sentry outside the Custom House. They began throwing snowballs at the sentry. [Read more…]