The Siege of Yorktown, also known as “The Battle of Yorktown,” was a significant artillery battle during the Revolutionary War which began on September 18th, 1781 and ended October 19th, 1781. The battle was fought in Yorktown, Virginia between combined forces of the Continental troops, French, Spain, and Dutch armies against the British army, with German troops on both sides numbering in the thousands. American and French artillery was a key element that led to victory during the Battle of Yorktown. Utilizing siege cannon, American gunners and professional French artillerymen fired over 14,000 rounds into British lines during the 11-day artillery bombardment.
The battles of Saratoga. The battle of Saratoga came into the 3rd year of the revolution. The battle was first started by the British and with the purpose to take over New England. I say battles because there were 2, 18 days apart from each other. The first battle as at freeman 's farm, the British, at the outskirts of Saratoga, were surrounded by Americans.
The Battle of germantown, October 4, 1777. It was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary war. the battle was at Germantown, Pennsylvania. The British forced their way into Pennsylvania defeated the American army under General George Washington. His army failed to pull off his complex plan.
Did you know that Phillis Wheatley traveled to London because she was such a good poet? She was born on May 8 1753, in Gambia. In this paper you will learn about Phillis Wheatley’s childhood, education, how they impacted the Revolutionary War, and other interesting facts! Her early childhood was very interesting.
Gordon S. Wood, “the preeminent historian of the Revolution”, is a well known American historian who has received several awards such as the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize for his historical books. In his book, The American Revolution: A History, he breaks down the key events based on his experiences and knowledge on the Revolutionary period. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27,1933. Wood teaches at many liberal renowned universities such as Brown, Cambridge, Northwestern , and Harvard. Now being eighty one years old, he recently retired from Brown University and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Asia Fraker Mr. Rollins History 10 In this paper the focus of this paper will be Thomas Gage and what happened in his life. I will be going over the impact his life had on the Revolutionary war and what difference he made. Let’s get into a brief introduction of who he has, what he did, and why it mattered or had such a big out come on the revolutionary war.
Yorktown, originally established in 1691 by Virginia’s colonial government to regulate trade and taxation on imported and exported goods, had grown into a major port and economic center by the early 1700s. With 250-300 buildings and a population well over 2,000 people, Yorktown was a well developed trading town equipped with wharves, docks , businesses, taverns and other shops/industries. Who knew not 90 years later, this thriving waterfront would be the location of a siege that would end the American Revolution. In 1781, the seventh and final year of the American Revolution, British general Lord Charles Cornwallis thought by bringing his army to Yorktown and establishing a naval base on the island, he would halt the Patriots further advancements
The Siege of Yorktown The Siege of Yorktown can also be identified as The Surrender at Yorktown, The German Battle, or The Battle of Yorktown. This battle was the last battle of the revolutionary war, but did not mark the end of it. This battle greatly affected the outcome of the revolutionary war.
The American Revolution on saratoga refers to the period in history in which the Thirteen Colonies that became the United States of America gained independence from the British Empire. There were many battles and tactics against the British that were needed in order to obtain independence from them, including: The battle of Lexington, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, etc. Ultimately, the Americans succeeded in gaining Independence and winning the war. However, victory seemed out of reach for the Americans during the war; the Americans had fewer soldiers and weapons while the British had the most formidable army in the world at the time and flourished in soldiers and weaponry. There are significant reasons why the British lost the war despite having the upper hand in terms of weaponry and soldiers.
The bloody hands of freedom Fear, hunger, illness were all horrid feelings I felt, but there is a small glimpse of hope and passion that might get me through the hard times. We stood our ground and when I thought we had given up, the French came on April 13,1778. I was not going to become a summer soldier but yet after a 2 year of enlistment some of my brothers deserted us. I have decided to re-enlist for three reason which knowing that the war is going to be hard but I am going to fight, my pride for my country, and love and passion.