Battles of the American Revolution
I am going to explain about four of the American Revolution battles, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine creek, and Saratoga. I will tell you the major people in the battle number of soldiers, the location, what happened, and who won.
The battle of Trenton was on December 25, 1776 George Washington and 2,400 colonial troops set off on the Delaware River in freezing weather to Trenton. Around 3:00am they reached the east bank of the river and walked to Trenton. They caught the Hessians, Germans that were fighting for the British for money, off guard in houses. The Hessians could not form a resistance because of the heavy artillery fire upon them. Soon after their commander, Rahl, was critically injured they surrendered. About 5 colonial casualties, about 100 British casualties, George Washington and his colonial troop definitely won.
On the night of January 2, 1777 the colonial troops left a couple of troops behind at their camp that made noise and kept the fires burning so the British thought the colonial troops were still at the camp and not coming to fight. The rest of the troops, about 7,000 lead by George Washington, crossed the Delaware River and went northeast of Princeton to Trenton. They snuck around the British camp in the middle of the night and on the next morning, January 3rd, the colonial troops attacked the British troops. The colonial troops pushed the British out of Princeton for a win. There were only about 50 casualties on both sides.
On September 9, 1777 George Washington moved his 8,000 troops to Fort Chad behind Brandywine creek. On September 11th General Howe’s 6,000 British troops marched up to Fort Chad and the battle started. Washington thought the British troops were only going to attack from the front but while they were fighting General Howe moved most of the troops to the right and behind of Washington’s troops. before long Washington was almost surrounded so he retreated up the road to...