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…]

Second Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

The Second Continent Congress is part 9 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

With the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution had officially begun. The colonists needed to plan a response to this escalating conflict. The Second Continental Congress was held on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [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…]