Battles of the Revolutionary War

This is a list of the major battles of the Revolutionary War. Each battle has a link with more information.

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Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1775

Battle of Lexington: April 19, 1775
Paul Revere's ride warned of the British coming to Lexington and Concord. The patriots were easily defeated here with a few casualties, but they were more prepared at ...
Battle of Concord: April 19, 1775
At the Battle of Concord British soldiers suffered heavy losses. They were unfamiliar with and offended by the Americans' unconventional guerilla tactics.
Siege of Boston
15,000 Minutemen laid siege to Boston from April 19, 1775 until March 17, 1776, when the British troops withdrew.
Battle of Ticonderoga: May 10, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill: June 17, 1775
Siege of Fort St. Jean: September 17 to November 3, 1775
Skirmish at Kemp's Landing: November 14, 1775
Battle of Quebec: December 31, 1775

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Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1776

Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge: February 27, 1776
Battle of the Cedars: May 15-16, 1776
Battle of Sullivan's Island: June 28, 1776
Battle of Long Island (Battle of Brooklyn): August 27, 1776
Battle of White Plains: October 28, 1776
Battle of Fort Washington: November 16, 1776
Battle of Trenton: December 26, 1776

George Washington at the Battle of Trenton

George Washington at the Battle of Trenton

Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1777

Battle of Princeton: January 3, 1777
Battle of Thomas Creek: May 17, 1777
Second Battle of Ticonderoga: July 5-6, 1777
Battle of Hubbardton: July 7, 1777
Battle of Oriskany: August 6, 1777
Battle of Bennington: August 16, 1777
Battle of Brandywine: September 11, 1777
Battle of Freeman's Farm (First Battle of Saratoga): September 19, 1777
Battle of Germantown: October 4, 1777
Battle of Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery: October 6, 1777
Battle of Bemis Heights (Second Battle of Saratoga): October 7, 1777

Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1778

Battle of Barren Hill: May 20, 1778
Battle of Monmouth: June 28, 1778
Wyoming Valley Massacre: July 3, 1778
Battle of Rhode Island: August 29, 1778
Cherry Valley Massacre: November 11, 1778

Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1779

The Sullivan Expedition: June 18, 1779
Battle of Stony Point: July 16, 1779
Siege of Savannah: September 16-October 18, 1779

Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1780

Siege of Charleston: March 29-May 12, 1780
Battle of Camden: August 16, 1780
Battle of Kings Mountain: October 7, 1780

Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1781

Battle of Jersey: January 6, 1781
Battle of Cowpens: January 17, 1781
Battle of Guilford Court House: March 15, 1781
Battle of Yorktown: September 28-October 19, 1781
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