Revolutionary War Battles

Revolutionary War Battles

The battles of Lexington and Concord were fought in Massachusetts. The militiamen fought the British soldiers. This battle ended in an American victory. The battles were fought on flat terrain.

Two battles were fought at Fort Ticonderoga, New York. One, fought in 1775, resulted in an American victory, and one fought in 1777 resulted in a British victory. The fort is situated on mountainous terrain.

The battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Bunker and Breed's hills, just outside of Boston. The battle pitted British troops under generals William Howe and Thomas Gage and American troops under general William Prescott. This battle was won by the British. It was fought on hilly terrain.

The battle of Quebec was fought in 1775 in Quebec, Canada. It was fought between the British under Guy Carleton and the Americans under Richard Montgomery (KIA) and Benedict Arnold. The British won this battle.

The battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 between the British under General William Howe and the Americans under George Washington. The British defeated the Americans, taking Boston. It was fought on flat terrain.

The battle of Trenton was fought in 1776 between American troops under general George Washington and Hessian troops under Johann Rall (KIA). The Americans defeated the Hessians by ambushing them. The battle was fought on flat ground.

The battle of Brandywine was fought in 1777 between British and Hessian troops under William Howe and Wilhelm von Knyphausen and American, French, and Polish troops under George Washington, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, and Kazimierz Pułaski. The British won this battle, which was fought on flat ground.

The battles of Saratoga were fought in 1777. The first battle was a British victory, and the second was an American victory. The British and German troops were led by John Burgoyne and Baron Riedesel, and the American troops were led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold.

Many of the battle sites had flat terrain, which was better for cavalry and musket fire.