|Lexington-Concord||April 1775||Massachusetts||First armed conflict. Propaganda victory for U.S. Casualties: U.S.:95. British: 270|
|Ft. Ticonderoga||May 1775||Lake Champlain||Ethan Allen captured fort and cannon later used in defense of Boston|
|Breed's Hill (Bunker Hill)||June 1775||Boston||1/6 of all British officers killed in war die here. Only battle in long siege of Boston|
|Invasion of Quebec||Winter 1775-76||Maine/Canada||Gens. Arnold and Montgomery failed in invasion attempt of Canada|
|Dorchester Heights||March 1776||Boston||British forced to evacuate New England|
|Declaration of Independence||July 1776||Philadelphia||2nd Continental Congress issues formal declaration of separation from British|
|Long Island||August 1776||New York||U.S. forces forced to retreat to Manhattan, then New Jersey|
|Trenton||December 1776||New Jersey||Hessian army crushed in Washington's raid across the Delaware River. Casualties: U.S. :4, British: 900|
|Princeton||January 1777||New Jersey||U.S. recovers New Jersey from British in 10 days. British retreat to New New York, where they remain for the war.|
|Pennsylvania||British seize Philadelphia after these victories|
|Saratoga||October 17, 1777||Upstate New York||Turning point of war. Convinced French of U.S. strength. Burgoyne surrenders 5800 men.|
|Monmouth||June 1778||New Jersey||U.S. army almost captured British but cowardice allowed British forces to escape|
|Savannah||December 1778||Georgia||Beginning of British push in the South|
|Vincennes||February 1779||Western territories||Clark captures British forts which proved important in negotiations with British after the war|
|Charleston||December 1779||South Carolina||British gain control of South with victory here|
|King's Mountain||October 1780||South Carolina||Bloody victory for U.S.|
|Yorktown||October 19, 1781||Virginia||Cornwallis surrenders to Washington as French and American forces trap British on peninsula.|
Please cite this source when appropriate:
Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources"
http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/USHistory.html (31 March 1998).
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