Great Britain timeline

  • 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 Martinique

    In the first meeting between them on April 17 to the leeward of Martinique, Guichen escaped disaster only through the clumsy manner in which Sir... 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

  • 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 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

  • Battle of Cowan's Ford

    On January 31, Cornwallis began to move his army despite the heavy rain fearing any further delay would cause him to lose his chance of destroying... Read more

  • Battle of Pensacola

    On April 28, siege operations finally got underway. By May 1 they had emplaced a battery of cannons overlooking the Queen's Redoubt, and begun... 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 Cape Henry

    The Battle of Cape Henry was naval battle in the American War of Independence which took place near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on 16 March 1781... Read more

  • Skirmish at Waters Creek

    Lord Cornwallis, while on his Peninsula campaign, sent Captain Brown on a foraging mission. This mission brought Brown, and his group of 40... 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 Fort Royal

    In 1762, the English land in the island and take the highest points on the Northern town. With a beautiful view and a solid platform, looking over... 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

  • Invasion of Minorca

    Work soon began on gun emplacements to besiege St. Philip's Castle, the most important being at La Mola, on the opposite side of the harbor mouth,... 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 the Chesapeake

    When the British fleet of 19 ships, now under Graves's command, arrived back at the Chesapeake on the morning of September 5, they found 25 French... 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