Timelines of the American Revolution


1776
January 9 - Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense is published for the first time in Philadelphia.

February 27 - Continental Congress establishes the Southern Department of the Continental Army and appoints Englishman Maj. General Charles Lee as Commander.

February 27 - Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge.
Patriots defeat Loyalists at the bridge, located about 17 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina.

March 17 - British evacuate Boston, Massachusetts.

April 10 - Battle of Block Island, New York.

June 8 - Battle of Trois Rivières, Canada.

June 28 - Battle of Fort Sullivan; Charleston, South Carolina; First Battle of Charleston.
Colonel William Moultrie defeats Admiral Sir Peter Parker.

July 4 - The Declaration of Independence is signed.

August - Maj. General Robert Howe launches a failed invasion of British East Florida.

August 27 - Battle of Long Island (Brooklyn Heights), New York.
Maj. General William Howe defeats General George Washington.

September 9 - Maj. General Robert Howe replaces Maj. General Charles Lee as Southern Department Commander.

September 15 - British Occupy New York City

September 16 - Battle of Harlem Heights, New York.
Maj. General William Howe defeats General George Washington.

October 11 - Battle of Valcour Island, New York.

October 28 - Battle of White Plains, New York.
Maj. General William Howe defeats General George Washington.

November 16 - The British capture Fort Washington, New York.

November 20 - The British capture Fort Lee, New Jersey.

December 13 - Maj. General Charles Lee is captured by the British while lingering in a tavern.

December 26 - Battle of Trenton, New Jersey.
General George Washington defeats Hessian Colonel Johann Rall.








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