Battles timeline

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Battle of Fort Charlotte

    On March 1, Gálvez sent a letter to Durnford offering to accept his surrender, which was politely rejected. Gálvez began setting up gun batteries... Read more

  • Battle of St. Louis

    The British arrived on May 26 and savagely handled a group of farmers and slaves on the outskirts of town before rushing into the deadly volleys... Read more

  • Battle of Waxhaws

    On May 29, 1780, Tarleton caught up with Buford in the Waxhaws, at a crossroads in what is now Buford, South Carolina. Governor Rutledge, alerted... Read more

  • Battle of Ramsour's Mill

    When the cavalry leading the Patriot column approached, the guards posted on the road fired their weapons and retreated to join their main body.... Read more

  • Battle of Hanging Rock

    Sumter decided on a plan of attack of assaulting the camp in three mounted detachments. The initial assault was made early in the morning where... Read more

  • Battle of Camden

    Both armies advanced at each other just after dawn. The British troops opened the battle, when the right flank fired a volley into the militia... Read more

  • Battle of King's Mountain

    The battle opened on October 7, 1780, around 3 pm when 900 Patriots (including John Crockett, the father of Davy Crockett), approached the steep... Read more

  • Battle of Mobile

    The British garrison nearest to Mobile was in West Florida's capital, Pensacola. The commander, General John Campbell, had under his command about... Read more

  • Battle of Cowpens

    Morgan's strategy worked perfectly. The British drove in successive lines, anticipating victory only to encounter another, stronger line after... Read more

  • Pyle's Massacre

    The most commonly accepted account of the battle, pieced together from reports from Lee and Captain Joseph Graham, indicates that Lee's deception... Read more

  • Battle of Guilford Court House

    The advance guard met near the Quaker New Garden Meeting House. Banastre Tarleton's Light Dragoons were briefly engaged by Light Horse Harry Lee's... Read more

  • Battle of Hobkirk's Hill

    On the morning of April 25, 1781, Rawdon was still under the impression that the Continental army was without its artillery. At approximately 9am... Read more

  • Battle of Spencer's Ordinary

    Anthony Wayne, leading the Marquis de Lafayette's van, received word of Simcoe and the Queen's Rangers foraging near Spencer's Ordinary (about six... Read more

  • Battle of Green Spring

    Lord Cornwallis having failed to defeat the Marquis de Lafayette in the campaign in Virginia, was marching from Williamsburg to position his army... Read more

  • Lochry's Defeat

    On the night of August 18, 1781, Clark and his men floated past the mouth of the Great Miami River, near the present-day border between Ohio and... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Griswold

    One of the last battles fought during the American Revolutionary War was fought near New London, Connecticut at a small fort called Fort Griswold... Read more

  • Battle of Eutaw Springs

    The Battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, the last engagement of the war in the Carolinas. On May 22, 1781,... Read more

  • Battle of Yorktown

    By October 14, the trenches were within 150 yards (140 m) of redoubts #9 and #10. Washington ordered that all guns within range begin blasting the... Read more

  • Battle of Roatán

    The Battle of Roatán was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on March 16, 1782, between British and Spanish forces for control of Roatán,... Read more