Feb. 6: The United States and France sign the French Alliance

March 7: British General William Howe replaced by Henry Clinton

May 20: Battle of Barren Hill

June: The British abandon Philadelphia in fear of the French navy.


June 28: Battle of Monmouth Courthouse

   Patriots: Jonathan Greene; William Keyser


July 3: Wyoming Valley Massacre


August 29: Battle of Rhode Island

    Patriots: George Streeter


November 11: Cherry Valley Massacre