Great Britain timeline

  • Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge

    The evening before the battle, a small scouting party approached the bridge and saw only a small encampment on the north side of the bridge. They... Read more

  • Evacuation Day

    The 11-month siege of Boston ended when the Continental Army, under the command of George Washington, fortified Dorchester Heights in early March... Read more

  • Battle of Sullivan's Island

    At around 9 AM, on June 28, the British fleet fired a signal gun to advance against the fort. Less than an hour later, the nine warships arrived at... Read more

  • Carolina Day

    Carolina Day is the day set aside to commemorate the first decisive victory of the American Revolutionary War. On June 28, 1776, a small band of... Read more

  • United States Declaration of Independence

    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes... Read more

  • Battle of Long Island

    At 9:00 am, Washington arrived from Manhattan. Around this time five British ships attempted to sail up the East River to cut off any possible... Read more

  • British Occupation of New York

    On September 15, 1776, General Howe landed at Kip's Bay. General Washington's troops were spread so thinly here that he had to retreat and again... Read more

  • Battle of Harlem Heights

    On the morning of September 16, Washington received word that the British were advancing. Washington, who had been expecting an attack, sent a... Read more

  • Battle of Valcour Island

    Carleton's fleet, commanded by Captain Thomas Pringle, which included 50 unarmed support vessels, sailed onto Lake Champlain on October 9. Moving... Read more

  • Battle of Pell's Point

    At dawn, the British began to land on the shore, an advance guard of 4,000 British and Hessian troops landing first. Inland, opposing them, was a... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Washington

    Before dawn on November 16, the British and Hessian troops moved out. Knyphausen and his troops were ferried across the Harlem River on flatboats... Read more

  • Ambush of Geary

    Cornet Francis Geary (1752-1776), son of Admiral Sir Francis Geary, and a party of eight troopers of the 16th (Queen's) Light Dragoons were engaged... Read more

  • Battle of Iron Works Hill

    On December 25, 1776, Washington and a small army of 2,400 men crossed the Delaware River at McKonkey's Ferry, Pennsylvania on their way to attack... Read more

  • Battle of Trenton

    An outpost was set up by the Hessians at a cooper shop on Pennington Road about one mile north-west of Trenton. George Washington himself led 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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 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 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