BATTLES & INCIDENTS

Major battles of the Revolutionary War include the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Cowpens. In this section, you can learn about these battles and their importance.
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Battle of Monmouth

Monmouth, Battle of, June 28, 1778, a drawn battle in the American Revolutionary War.

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  • How the Boston Tea Party Worked

    How the Boston Tea Party Worked

    In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government. See more »

  • American Revolutionary War

    American Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War, American, the war in which 13 British colonies in North America won their freedom and became the United States of America. See more »

  • Battle of Bennington

    Battle of Bennington

    Bennington, Battle of, August 16, 1777, an American victory in the Revolutionary War, fought near Bennington, Vermont. See more »

  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre, one of the incidents that led to the American Revolution. The people of Boston, Massachusetts, resented the garrisoning of British troops in the city. See more »

  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine

    Brandywine, Battle of, September 11, 1777, a British victory in the American Revolution. See more »

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill, Battle of, June 17, 1775, the first major battle of the American Revolution. See more »

  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens

    Cowpens, Battle of, January 17, 1781, an American victory in the American Revolutionary War. See more »

  • Battle of Eutaw Springs

    Battle of Eutaw Springs

    Eutaw Springs, Battle of September 8, 1781, an engagement in the Carolina campaign of the American Revolution. See more »

  • Battle of Guilford Courthouse

    Battle of Guilford Courthouse

    Guilford Courthouse, Battle of, March 15, 1781, a battle of the American Revolution. See more »

  • Battle of Kings Mountain

    Battle of Kings Mountain

    Kings Mountain, Battle of, October 7, 1780, an engagement in South Carolina fought between American patriots and Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. See more »

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