American Campaigns

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Invasion of Canada
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Fort Ticonderoga 10-May-1775 Ethan Allen | William Delaplace
Battle of Quebec 31-Dec-1775 Richard Montgomery | Guy Carleton
Battle of Valcour Island 11-Oct-1776 Benedict Arnold | Guy Carleton
Rhode Island Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Rhode Island 29-Aug-1778 John Sullivan | Robert Pigot
Yorktown Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Chesapeake Capes 05-Sep-1781 comte de Grasse | Thomas Graves
Battle of Groton Heights 06-Sep-1781 William Ledyard | Benedict Arnold
Siege of Yorktown 19-Oct-1781 George Washington | Charles Cornwallis

The unattractive truth was that the arrival of the provisional treaty ending the war in April 1783 made the Continental Army superfluous, and the sooner it disappeared, the better. Congress eventually voted to provide full pay for five years for officers in lieu of half pay for life, but doing so was a purely rhetorical exercise, since there was no money in the federal coffers to pay anyone. Even that meaningless commitment generated widespread criticism, especially in New England, where returning officers were greeted with newspaper editorials describing them as blood-beaked vultures feeding at the public trough. At least in retrospect, the dissolution of the Continental Army in the spring of 1783 was one of the most poignant scenes in American history, as the men who had stayed the course and won the war were ushered off without pay, with paper pensions and only grudging recognition of their service.

Joseph J. Ellis
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783—1789 (2015)