Timelines of the American Revolution


1778
February 6 - Treaty of Alliance with France is signed.

March 21 - Lt. General Sir Henry Clinton replaces Maj. General William Howe as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America.

June 17 - France declares war on Great Britain.

June 28 - Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, New Jersey.

July 4 - George Rogers Clark captures Kaskaskia, Illinois Country.

August 5 - Battle of Newport, Rhode Island begins.

September 17 - Treaty with the Delawares is signed.

September 25 - Continental Congress appoints Maj. General Benjamin Lincoln to replace Maj. General Robert Howe as Southern Department Commander.

November 11
- Cherry Valley Massacre.

December 18 - Battle of St. Lucia, West Indies.

December 29 - First Battle of Savannah, Georgia.
Lt. Colonel Archibald Campbell defeats Maj. General Robert Howe and the British occupy Savannah.








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