What Happened in 1777

  • Forage War

    The Forage War was a partisan war consisting of numerous small skirmishes that took place in New Jersey during the American Revolutionary War in... Read more

  • The Paris Journey

    (1777 - 1779) W. A. Mozart travelled to Paris alone with his mother since the court had not given his father permission to leave Salzburg. The... Read more

  • Philadelphia Campaign

    The Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778) was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War. The campaign was controversial because, although... Read more

  • Battle Of The Assunpink Creek

    The Battle of the Assunpink Creek also known as The Second Battle of Trenton was an American victory that took place on January 2, 1777, during the... Read more

  • Battle of Princeton

    The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General Washington's revolutionary forces defeated British forces near Princeton,... Read more

  • Padre Thomas Peña Founds Mission Santa Clara De Asís

    The first mission to be built to honor a woman, the outpost was originally established as La Misión Santa Clara de Thamien (or Mission Santa Clara... Read more

  • Battle Of Millstone

    The Battle of Millstone, also known as the Battle of Van Nest's Mills, was a skirmish that occurred on January 20, 1777 during the American... Read more

  • Battle Of Bound Brook

    The Battle of Bound Brook, one of the battles in the New York and New Jersey campaign during the American Revolutionary War, occurred on April 13,... Read more

  • Battle Of Thomas Creek

    The Battle of Thomas Creek on May 17, 1777 was the final engagement in the second of three disastrous attempts by American forces to invade British... Read more

  • Meigs Raid

    Meigs Raid (also known as the Battle of Sag Harbor) was a guerrilla raid by American forces on the British at Sag Harbor, New York on May 23, 1777... Read more

  • Saratoga Campaign

    The Saratoga campaign was an attempt by Great Britain to gain military control of the strategically important Hudson River valley in 1777 during... Read more

  • The Continental Congress Approved The Design Of A National Flag

    Since 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14, Americans have... Read more

  • Battle Of Short Hills

    The Battle of Short Hills (or the Battle of Metuchen Meetinghouse) was a conflict between a force of Americans commanded by General William... Read more

  • Battle of Ticonderoga

    The 1777 Battle of Ticonderoga occurred between 2 and 6 July 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga, near the southern end of Lake Champlain in the state of New... Read more

  • Battle Of Hubbardton

    The Battle of Hubbardton was an engagement in the Saratoga campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought in the village of Hubbardton, then in... Read more

  • Battle Of Fort Anne

    The Battle of Fort Anne, fought on July 8, 1777, was an engagement between Continental Army forces in retreat from Fort Ticonderoga and forward... Read more

  • Siege Of Fort Stanwix

    The Siege of Fort Stanwix (also known at the time as Fort Schuyler) began on August 2, 1777, and ended August 22. Fort Stanwix, in the Mohawk River... Read more

  • Battle of Oriskany

    The Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777, was one of the bloodiest battles in the American Revolutionary War and a significant engagement... Read more

  • Battle of Bennington

    The Battle of Bennington was a battle of the American Revolutionary War that took place on August 16, 1777, in Walloomsac, New York, about 10 miles... Read more

  • Battle Of Staten Island

    The Battle of Staten Island occurred during the American Revolutionary War on August 22, 1777. The encounter was a raid by troops from American... Read more

  • Battle Of Cooch's Bridge

    The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was a minor skirmish action between American militia and Hessian troops during the American Revolutionary War. On... Read more

  • Battle of Brandywine

    September 11 began with a heavy fog, which provided cover for the British troops. Washington received contradictory reports about the British troop... Read more

  • Battle of the Clouds

    The Battle of the Clouds (also known as the Battle of Warren, Battle of Whitehorse Tavern, or the Battle of Goshen) was an engagement of the... Read more

  • Battle of Saratoga

    The Battles of Saratoga, sometimes referred to as The Battle of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) conclusively decided the fate of... Read more

  • General Horatio Gates defeated the British at Saratoga, New York

    After a series of discouraging military defeats, on September 19, 1777, continental soldiers fighting under American General Horatio Gates defeated... Read more

  • Battle of Paoli

    The Battle of Paoli (also known as the Battle of Paoli Tavern or the Paoli Massacre) was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American... Read more

  • British Troops March Into Philadelphia

    On September 26, 1777, British troops marched into Philadelphia and occupied the city forcing the Continental Congress, meeting in the Pennsylvania... Read more

  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the Capital of the United States for One Day

    Lancaster was named after Lancashire, England, and its symbol is the red rose, from the House of Lancaster. In the period from the 1760's through... Read more

  • Battle of Germantown

    A thick fog clouded the battlefield throughout the day. The vanguard of Sullivan's column, on Germantown Road, launched the battle when they... Read more

  • Battle Of Forts Clinton And Montgomery

    The Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery was an American Revolutionary War battle fought in the highlands of the Hudson River valley, not far... Read more

  • Battle of Red Bank

    After the capture of Philadelphia on September 26, 1777, and of the failure of the American surprise attack against the British camp at the Battle... Read more

  • The Second Continental Congress Adopts The Articles Of Confederation

    On November 15, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. Submitted to the states for ratification two days... Read more

  • Battle Of Gloucester

    The Battle of Gloucester was a skirmish fought on November 25, 1777, during the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was the... Read more

  • Battle of White Marsh

    The Battle of White Marsh was a battle of the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought December 5–8, 1777, in the area... Read more

  • Battle Of Matson's Ford

    The Battle of Matson's Ford was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on December 11, 1777 in the area... Read more

  • George Washington and His Troops Winter at Valley Forge

    With the winter setting in the prospects for campaigning being greatly diminished, General George Washington sought quarters for his men.... Read more