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1775

March 20: Virginia Convention of Delegates for the Counties and Corporations in the Colony of Virginia

    Patriots: Henry Pendleton

 

Apr 18:  The British cross the Charles River

 

Apr 19:  Battle of Lexington / Concord

   Patriots: Peter Talbot;  John Anger

 

April 19, 1775 to March 17, 1776: Siege of Boston:

 

May 10: The Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia and remains in session throughout the war.

May 10: First Battle of Ticonderoga

 

May 28: Battle of Freetown, MA (Mount Hope Bay Raids)

     Patriot: Benjamin Hyde

 

Jun 12: Battle of Machias, Maine (Capture of the "Margaretta")

   Patriots: Benjamin Foster

 

Jun 17: Bunker Hill

   Patriots: Lemuel Bolles;   Francis Blanchard;  John Hyde

 

Sep 17 to Nov 3, 1775: Siege of Fort St. Jean

Nov 4: Battle of Kemp's Landing

 

Dec 31: Battle of Quebec

   Patriots: Sgt. John Kelso;  Germain Dionne

    Service during 1775 (unspecified) Patriots: David Feaster (1775-1776)


1776

Feb 27: Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge

Mar 17, 1776: British troops withdraw from Boston

May 15-16: Battle of the Cedars

Jun 28: Battle of Sullivan's Island

Jul 4: Signing of the Declaration of Independence

 

Aug 27: Battle of Long Island (Battle of Brooklyn)

    Patriots: Jacob Bushman

 

Sep 22: Nathan Hale executed in New York

Oct 28: Battle of White Plains

Nov 16: Battle of Fort Washington

 

Dec 6: British Forces take Newport, Phode Island

    Patriots: Obadiah Adams

 

Dec 26: Battle of Trenton

    Patriots: Thomas Wm Gaines  


1777

Jan 3: Battle of Princeton

    Patriots: Thomas Wm Gaines 

January 6: Washington's Army sets up Winter Quarters at Morristown, New Jersey

Mar

    Patriot: Isaac North

 

May 17: Battle of Thomas Creek

Jul 5-6: Second Battle of Ticonderoga (or Battle of Valcour Island)

 

Augt 6: Battle of Oriskany

   Patriots: William Dunlap

 

Aug 16: Battle of Bennington

Sep 11: Brandywine

     Patriots: John Kelso,  Burnwell Burchett

 

Sep 19: Battle of Freeman's Farm (First Battle of Saratoga)

 

Sepr 26: General Howe Marches 9,000 troops into Philadelphia

 

Oct 4: Battle of Germantown

    Patriots: John Kelso

 

Oct 6: Battle of Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery

     Patriots: William Keyser

 

Oct 7: Battle of Bemis Heights (Second Battle of Saratoga)

 

Oct 17: General Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga, bringing France fully into the war

    Patriots: Lemuel Bolles;   Francis Blanchard

 

Nov. 16 - British capture Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Dec. 5-7 - Americans repulse British at Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania

 

Dec. 19 - Washington's army retires to winter quarters at Valley Forge

    Patriots: Burnwell Burchett,  William Keyser,   John Kelso


1778

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


1779

July 16: Battle of Stony Point

    Patriots: William Keyser

 

September 16 to October 18: Siege of Savannah

    Patriot: Dudley Bonds (Service from 1779-1781)

 

1780

Mar 29 to May 12: Siege of Charleston

Aug 16: Battle of Camden

 

Oct 7: Battle of Kings Mountain

 

Nov

    Patriot: Nathaniel Hinkley (Oct - Nov)


1781

Jan 6: Battle of New Jersey

Jan 17: Battle of Cowpens

Mar 15: Battle of Guilford Court House

 

Apr - Oct

     Patriot: John Howard Jr.

 

September 28 to October 19: Battle of Yorktown

   Patriots: Francis Blanchard ; John Kelso ; Germain Dionne


1783

Sep 3: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the War for Independence

1784

Jan 14: Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris

1787

Sep 15: The United States Constitution is approved by unanimous vote

Sep 17: John Hancock and 38 others sign the Constitution

1788

July 2: The United States Constitution is ratified when New Hampshire becomes the 9th state to approve it.