According to the website (http://www.shmoop.com/american-revolution/george-washington.html), “In September 1778, he sent General John Sullivan and an expedition force of 4,000 soldiers out towards western New York, to see that the Iroquois country be "not merely overrun but destroyed." Washington 's greatest victory, however, came during the brutal winter of 1776-7 at Valley Forge. On Christmas night, George Washington quietly crossed the Delaware River with a force of 2,400 troops. They arrived at Trenton, New Jersey at dawn and surprised the garrison of 1,500 Hessians who were still recovering from a night of holiday celebrations and plenty
They also had excellent planning and execution for any British troops that was a prisoner. In 1781 american patriot General Daniel Morgan defeated the british force in the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. All of his great victories set the total for winning the american revolutionary war. This part of the war had taken place at Yorktown. As tarleton 's men formed an infantry line they had began to advance in the war to start pushing the british back even more to make them fall back.
The Battle of Trenton had many different causes, leaders, events and effects that impacted the Revolutionary War drastically. Several events had lead up to this battle they were in fact causes of the battle. Since the Battle of Bunker Hill British strategy has been to attack. With about 1,500 Hessian Troops at Trenton they were asking for trouble. Another cause is the American troops surprised a picket guard, about a half a mile out of Trenton.This alerted
In November of 1780, Virginia had updated Kentucky County into three brand-new counties. Within the next few months, Daniel Boone was chosen county lieutenant, lieutenant colonel of the militia, sheriff of a county, and representative in the State Assembly. Bryan’s Station located in Lexington Kentucky was settled in 1775, and consisted of around forty log cabins. An attack on the fort in 1782 during the Revolutionary War consisted of British Canadians, and three hundred Shawnee Indians lead by Captain William Caldwell. This was a surprise attack in that the militia inside did not know how many Indians were outside, and furthermore, that the Indians were joined by the British Canadians.
The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga also knows as The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, took place on Lake Champlain in northeastern New York, Fort Ticonderoga. This Battle started on May 10, 1775. The British and American soldiers were fighting in this battle because the of the strategic location also it was still considered "the gateway to the continent". The leaders/ generals of this battle were Jeffery Amherst and 1st Baron Amherst. During this conflict, the British had 7,213 regular soldiers the Americans had 3,000 soldiers.
Born in 1767, Andrew Jackson grew a military career into political fame. Elected in 1828, he began an era of so-called Jacksonian Democracy with his party, the Democratic party. During his presidency, Jackson tackled three major issues: the rechartering of the Second Bank of the United States, the Nullification Crisis, and rising tension between the native Indian Americans and Georgians who wanted to expand. He died in 1845, at the age of 78, at his homestead, the Hermitage. Childhood & Career Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 to poor Scotts-Irish parents.
On July 21,1861, the Union and Confederate armies engaged in a battle near Manassas Junction, Virginia. The First Battle of Bull Run was the first major land battle during the Civil War. The battle began when almost 35,000 Union troops marched from the capital of Washington, D.C. to run into a Confederate force of 20,000 along a small river known as Bull Run. After fighting with the Unions for most of the day, the rebels assembled and were able to break the Union right flank, sending the Federals into a rampageous retreat towards Washington. The Confederate victory gave the South a gush of confidence and also shocked many people in the North, who then realized that the victory would be tougher than they planned it would be.
The Battle of King 's Mountain was a military dispute between Britain and America. The battlefield that the British and American Forces fought on during the Battle of King 's Mountain was located in Near Blackburn, South Carolina and King 's Mountain, North Carolina. Charles Cornwallis, the British commander, seemed to have a clear path all the way to Virginia and that American refusal was at an end. In September, General Cornwallis invaded North Carolina and ordered Major Patrick Ferguson to lead an expedition to the settlements on the lower slopes of the Alleghany Mountains to get recruits, because there were many loyalists in the region. Ferguson stimulated the Mountain Men living in the area by using threats rather than encouragement.
He later became judge of the Superior Court of Tennessee, but he resigned soon after to devote himself to his plantation. By the time the War of 1812 had broken out, Jackson has attained the position of Major General in the Tennessee militia. It was after a battle versus Creek Indians in present day Alabama that he was given his nickname “Old Hickory”. Jackson became a national hero when successfully defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. The British suffered over two thousand casualties while a ragtag group of American militia only suffered only 71 casualties.
In the year of 1711, the English have given firearms to the Cherokees in exchange for their help in fighting the Tuscarora in the Tuscarora War. Cherokee trade with the English colonies of Georgia and South Carolina had increased, the in the 1740s, the Cherokee tribes developed a hunting and farming lifestyle. In 1775, one Cherokee Nation was described as having one hundred houses. Each house had a garden, orchard, hothouse, and hog
These committees were set up to coordinate the efforts of the colonies against the British. The committees directly led to the forming of the First Continental Congress, with Virginia appointing Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, and George Washington. On September 5, 1774, these men with others such as John Jay and John Adams met in Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia for the first meeting of the Continental Congress.” (Taken from Richard Henry Lee Biography). Lee was a fighter and kept pushing for this to pass. Finally on June 7, 1776 he stood up in congress and uttered a resolution that would forever change the course of American History.
Battle of Yorktown Dates and Conflict In the fall of 1781, on September 26th, General George Washington and his army of 7,800 Frenchmen, 3,100 militiamen and 8,000 Continentals amassed on the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay along with a large supply of artillery and siege weaponry. Two days later on the 28th, Washington and his army descended out of Williamsburg and began to surround Yorktown. The bulk of the American troops positioned themselves along the right hand side of the battle with the majority of the French troops emplacing themselves on the left. General Cornwallis commanded his troops emplaced in a networks of redoubts and batteries that were linked by earthworks by Gloucester Point (The Battle of Yorktown). After surveying the defenses of the British, George Washington decided that the best course of action would be to attempt to bombard them into submission.
After winning approval from Major General Halleck Grant embarked with 30,000 troops into Tennessee. The fort was bombarded by ironclads and wooden ships. Before Grant could storm the fort, two naval officers went out to accept the Confederate surrender. Although 3,000 rebels escaped, the battle was very important because it gave the Union an opening to Tennessee and
Young Henry Castleman woke before dawn, dressed and dawned his drum. As the 13 year old assistant drummer, he was required to assemble for the morning reveille, with Robert Averil, the 18 year old drummer and the fifers. A few tents over Francis Ullman would have heard the drumming and movement as he had done for the past 4 years. He got up, dressed in his Johnson’s Greens, grabbed his rifle and joined his fellow privates of Company 8, Captain Richard Duncan’s crew of 50 men and boys. The July day was a routine one, for by 1782, the American War of Independence was pretty much over in the state of New York and the fighting that was still going on was far to the south in South Carolina.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord are memorable because they were the beginning of the storied Revolutionary War. The battles took place on April 19, 1775, in eastern Massachusetts and many individuals on each side of the battle have left a strong influence our country today in their own separate ways. Among those people include the three famous riders Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott and William Dawes along with the well-known physician Dr. Joseph Warren. Revere, being the most famous out of the five, was the man who warned all locals that the British army was approaching. As the British set out for Lexington on April 18, 1775, General Thomas Gage had an American defeat in his mind (Kent 10).