Great Britain timeline

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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