American Revolution - Revolutionary War timeline

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Naval Operations In The American Revolutionary War

    The naval operations of the American Revolutionary War (also, mostly in British usage, American War of Independence), divide themselves naturally... Read more

  • France declares war on Britain in support of the American colonies

    France entered the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) in 1778, and assisted in the victory of the Americans seeking independence from Britain... Read more

  • Northern Theater Of The American Revolutionary War After Saratoga

    The Northern theater of the American Revolutionary War after Saratoga consisted of a series of battles between American revolutionaries and British... Read more

  • Battle Of Quinton's Bridge

    The Battle of Quinton's Bridge was a small battle of the American Revolutionary War; it took place on March 18, 1778. The battle was a technical... Read more

  • Frederica Naval Action

    Early on the morning of April 19, Elbert took the galleys down the river to attack the British ships, which were already ranged in their order of... Read more

  • North Channel Naval Duel

    The formalities completed, Ranger turned sharply and fired a broadside at the following Drake. The British were unable to reply immediately- and... Read more

  • Battle Of Crooked Billet

    The Battle of Crooked Billet was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on May 1, 1778 near Crooked Billet... Read more

  • Battle of Barren Hill

    On May 20, the British launched their attack. The militia scattered at the sight of the British troops, not offering any resistance and failing to... Read more

  • Battle Of Freetown

    The Battle of Freetown was a skirmish between American colonists and a British naval ship during the American Revolutionary War. The action took... Read more

  • Battle of Cobleskill

    In 1778 the settlement of Cobleskill, New York consisted of twenty families living in farms spread out along Cobleskill Creek. As it was on the... Read more

  • Battle of Monmouth

    Lee, as Washington's senior subordinate, was initially appointed commander of the advance force, but turned it down because of his doubts about the... Read more

  • Battle of Alligator Bridge

    In the spring of 1778 an invasion of British East Florida was organized by Georgia Governor John Houstoun and Continental Army General Robert Howe.... Read more

  • Illinois campaign

    The Illinois campaign was a series of events in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) in which a small force of Virginia militiamen led by... Read more

  • Battle Of Wyoming

    The Battle of Wyoming was an encounter during the American Revolutionary War between American Patriots and Loyalists accompanied by Iroquois... Read more

  • Battle Of Ushant

    The Battle of Ushant (also called the First Battle of Ushant) took place on 27 July 1778, during the American War of Independence, fought between... Read more

  • Siege Of Pondicherry

    The 1778 Siege of Pondicherry was the first military action on the Indian subcontinent following the declaration of war between Great Britain and... Read more