Battle Maps

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Map Battle End Date Sort descending

Battle of Lexington / Concord

19-Apr-1775

Battle of Bunker Hill

17-Jun-1775

Battle of Quebec

31-Dec-1775

Fortification of Dorchester Heights

04-Mar-1776

Battle of Long Island

27-Aug-1776

Battle of Harlem Heights

16-Sep-1776

Battle of Valcour Island

11-Oct-1776

Battle of Trenton

26-Dec-1776

Battle of Princeton

03-Jan-1777

Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

06-Jul-1777

Battle of Brandywine

11-Sep-1777

Battle of Germantown

04-Oct-1777

Battle of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton

06-Oct-1777

Battles of Saratoga

07-Oct-1777

Battle of Monmouth

28-Jun-1778

Battle of Stony Point

15-Jul-1779

Siege of Charleston

12-May-1780

Battle of Camden

16-Aug-1780

Battle of Cowpens

17-Jan-1781

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

15-Mar-1781

Battle of Chesapeake Capes

05-Sep-1781

Battle of Eutaw Springs

08-Sep-1781

Siege of Yorktown

19-Oct-1781

What ultimately convinced Americans that they must revolt in 1776 was not that they were naturally and inevitably republican, for if that were truly the case evolution, not revolution, would have been the eventual solution. Rather it was the pervasive fear that they were not predestined to be a virtuous and egalitarian people that in the last analysis drove them into revolution in 1776. It was this fear and not their confidence in the peculiarity of their character that made them so readily and so remarkably responsive to Thomas Paine’s warning that the time for independence was at hand and that delay would be disastrous. By 1776 it had become increasingly evident that if they were to remain the kind of people they wanted to be they must become free of Britain.

Gordon S. Wood
The Creation of the American Republic, 1776—1787 (1969)