Colonial America timeline

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Benedict Arnold Commits Treason

    Arnold and André finally met on September 21 at Joshua Hett Smith's house. On the morning of September 22, James Livingston, the colonel in charge... Read more

  • Benedict Arnold's Treason Discovered

    Benedict Arnold and John André finally met on September 21 at Joshua Hett Smith's house. On the morning of September 22, James Livingston, the... 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 Cowpens

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