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American Revolutionary War Timelines and Illustrations- Page 2

1780
  • British capture Charleston, SC (5/12)
  • British crush Americans at Waxhaw Creek, SC (5/29)
  • Patriots rout Tories at Ramseur's Mill, NC (6/20)
  • French troops arrive at Newport, RI, to aid the American cause (7/11)
  • Patriots defeat Tories at Hanging Rock, SC (8/6)vBritish rout Americans at Camden, SC (8/16)
  • Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered (9/25)
  • King's Mountain, SC: battle lasted 65 minutes. American troops led by Isaac Shelby and John Sevier defeated Maj. Patrick Ferguson and one-third of General Cornwallis' army. (10/7)
  • Washington names Nathanael Greene commander of the Southern Army (10/14)

1781
  • Mutiny of unpaid Pennsylvania soldiers (1/1)
  • Patriot Morgan overwhelming defeated British Col. Tarleton at Cowpens, SC (1/17)
  • Articles of Confederation adopted (3/2)
  • British win costly victory at Guilford Courthouse, NC (3/15)vGreene defeated at Hobkirk's Hill, SC (4/25)
  • Corwallis clashed with Greene at Guilford Courthouse, NC (5/15)
  • Americans recapture Augusta, GA (6/6)
  • British hold off Americans at Ninety Six, SC (6/18)
  • "Mad" Anthony Wayne repulsed at Green Springs Farm, VA (7/6)
  • Greene defeated at Eutaw Springs, SC (9/8)
  • French fleet drove British naval force from Chesapeake Bay (9/15)
  • Cornwallis surrounded on land and sea by Americans and French and surrenders at Yorktown, VA (10/19)

1782 and Beyond
  • Lord North resigned as British Prime Minister (3/20/82)
  • British evacuated Savannah, GA (7/11/82)
  • British sign Articles of Peace (11/30/82)
  • British leave Charleston, SC (12/14/82)
  • Congress ratifies preliminary peace treaty (4/19/83)
  • Treaty of Paris (9/3/83)
  • British troops leave New York (11/25/83)
  • Washington Resigns as Commander (12/23/83)
  • U.S. Constitution ratified (9/17/87)




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