Battle of the Revolutionary War

Events

Battle of Lexington and Concord

1775

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston.

The American Revolution begins

1775

In April 1775, the battle of Lexington occurred, closely followed by the battle of Concord. The shot at Lexington marked the first blood spilled in the war of the American independence.

Battle of Sullivan's Island

1776

The Battle of Sullivan's Island or the Battle of Fort Sullivan was fought on June 28, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. It took place near Charleston, South Carolina, during the first British attempt to capture the city from American rebels.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive victory in South Carolina for the Patriot militia over the Loyalist militia in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.

Charles Town surrenders to the British

1780

The Battle of Charles town was a small engagement between Confederate cavalry forces under Brig. Gen.

Battle of Camden

1780

The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence)

Battle of Cowpens

1781

This depiction of the 1781 Battle of Cowpens, showed an unnamed, uniformed, Patriot, black soldier, possibly a slave, on (left), firing his pistol and saving the life of Colonel William Washington, (on white horse in center), from an 1845 painting, by artist, William Ranney.

American and British Battle

1781

Great Britain loses area east of Mississippi River and south of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River to independent United States and to Spain;
Spain gains East Florida, West Florida and Minorca;
Great Britain cedes Tobago and Senegal to France.
Dutch Republic cedes Negapatnam to Great Britain.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781

September 8, 1781 at Eutawville, South Carolina. The Battle of Eutaw Springs was the last engagement of the war in the Carolinas. On May 22, Gen. Nathaniel Greene of the Continental Army attempted to storm the strong British post at Fort Ninety-Six but was repulsed.

War Ends in South Carolina

1782

South Carolina was a site of a major political and military importance for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The white population of the state strongly supported the institution of slavery long before the war, since the 18th century.