American Revolution - Revolutionary War timeline

  • Battle Of Rhode Island

    The Battle of Rhode Island, also known as the Battle of Quaker Hill, took place on August 29, 1778, when units of the Continental Army under the... Read more

  • Siege of Boonesborough

    Gunfire was exchanged over the next several days. After the initial flurry of shooting, Boone—who reemerged as the natural leader even though as a... Read more

  • Attack on German Flatts

    On September 17, 1778 during the American Revolution, German Flatts was attacked by Loyalists and Iroquois. A force of several hundred men from... Read more

  • Baylor Massacre

    On September 22, 1778, Gen. Sir Henry Clinton ordered Maj. Gen. Sir Charles Grey, Maj. Gen. The Marquess Charles Cornwallis,and Brigadier General... Read more

  • Little Egg Harbor Massacre

    The Little Egg Harbor massacre took place in New Jersey during the American Revolution. The massacre has been little studied in modern times, and... Read more

  • Battle of Chestnut Neck

    The Battle of Chestnut Neck was a battle fought in New Jersey during the American Revolutionary War. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War,... Read more

  • Cherry Valley Massacre

    The Cherry Valley massacre was an attack by British and Seneca Indian forces on a fort and village in eastern New York on November 11, 1778, during... Read more

  • Battle of St. Lucia

    Admiral Barrington was alerted to the presence of the French fleet by the frigate Ariadne. He organized his line of battle such that Isis and his... Read more

  • Capture Of Savannah

    The capture of Savannah, Georgia was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on December 29, 1778 between local Patriot militia and Continental... Read more

  • Battle Of Beaufort

    The Battle of Beaufort (also known as the Battle of Port Royal Island) was a battle in the American Revolutionary War that took place on February... Read more

  • Battle of Kettle Creek

    Boyd was apparently unaware that he was being followed so closely, and his camp, while guards were posted, was not particularly alert. Pickens... Read more

  • George Rogers Clark Accepts Henry Hamilton's Surrender Of Fort Sackville At Vincennes, Indiana

    On the morning of February 25, 1779, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, elder brother of explorer William Clark, accepted British Lt. Gov.... Read more

  • Battle of Brier Creek

    On the afternoon of March 3, a rider galloped into the American camp, warning of the British approach. While the exact amount of time they had to... Read more

  • Battle of Stono Ferry

    The opening move in Britain's "southern strategy" to win control of its rebellious colonies in the American Revolutionary War was the December 1778... Read more

  • Great Siege of Gibraltar

    Eventually on 13 September 1782 the Bourbon allies launched their great attack; the number involved nearly 70,000 fighting men both French and... Read more

  • Battle of Grenada

    The French fleet, under Admiral Comte d'Estaing, consisted of 25 ships of the line and several frigates. The British fleet, under Vice-Admiral John... Read more

  • Battle of Stony Point

    Washington’s plan called for a two-pronged, pincer-type, nighttime attack on the fortifications to be carried out by 1,200 men of his Corps of... Read more

  • Battle of Minisink

    Later that day, riders from Peenpack reached the village of Goshen, telling of Brant's raid and the destruction of the town. A militia formed... Read more

  • Penobscot Expedition

    On August 11, about 250 American militia advanced from their fortified camp and occupied a recently abandoned battery about a quarter mile (400 m)... Read more

  • Battle of Paulus Hook

    At four o'clock on the afternoon of August 8, 1779, Major Henry Lee, with four hundred infantry and a troop of dismounted dragoons started from New... Read more

  • Boyd and Parker Ambush

    During the next day the scouting party spotted a group of four Indians along the trail and a brief gun fight occurred. One Indian was killed, and... Read more

  • Siege of Savannah

    The Siege of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. The year before, the city of Savannah, Georgia had been captured... Read more

  • Battle Of Flamborough Head

    The Battle of Flamborough Head was a small naval battle that took place on 23 September 1779, in the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire between... Read more

  • Battle Of San Fernando De Omoa

    The Battle of San Fernando de Omoa was a short siege and battle between British and Spanish forces fought not long after Spain entered the American... Read more

  • Bird's Invasion of Kentucky

    From Fort Detroit, Captain Henry Bird of the 8th Regiment of Foot led an American Indian army of 1000 men, accompanied by a 150 white men (Regulars... Read more